IEA welcomes Russia’s plan to export gas to Afghanistan

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The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (IEA) Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC) has welcomed Russia’s suggestion that it will export gas to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The ministry said in a statement on Saturday that the Islamic Emirate is fully committed to positive economic relations with all countries and has already provided the ground for regional connectivity.

“The Islamic Emirate welcomes the statements of the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, who said that Russia wants to export its natural gas to Afghanistan and Pakistan,” read the statement.

The statement also said that the Islamic Emirate considers the export of Russian gas to Afghanistan and South Asia beneficial for the countries of the region.

Experts believe such projects will increase confidence for investing in Afghanistan.

This comes as Afghanistan is suffering from international sanctions after the takeover of the country by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA).

IEA officials, however, have repeatedly expressed hope for turning the country into a major economic and transit hub in the region.—Ariana news