Mullah Baradar calls for lifting of sanctions on Afghanistan

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Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the first deputy of the Prime Minister, once again called on the international community to remove sanctions on Afghanistan.

The conference of the national private sector was held on Thursday in Kabul to assess the opportunities and challenges lying ahead of the Afghan private sector. The conference was attended by senior officials of the Islamic Emirate and envoys of several countries.

Speaking at a gathering, Mullah Baradar said that nationwide security has been provided in Afghanistan and the ground is paved for trade and investment like never before.

“I call for … the international community to lift the remaining sanctions on Afghanistan and give the opportunity for Afghans to play their role in the economic development inside and outside Afghanistan,” he said.

He also pledged that the Islamic Emirate would attempt to provide more facilities, urging the Afghan traders abroad to invest inside Afghanistan.

He urged the Afghan traders inside and outside the country to invest in Afghanistan. “Come to your own country. Your investment and trade here will benefit you and the Afghan nation,” Baradar said.

The acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amir Khan Muttaqi, said that the Islamic Emirate has recently increased visits abroad to enforce further economic and trade facilities.

This comes as the Chamber of Commerce and Investment urged the Islamic Emirate to prioritize the Afghan investors with mine extractions.

“We support the industrial sectors and industrial company owners. We should work on the industries inside the country—the industries that could process domestic products,” said Mohammad Younis Momand, acting head of the Chamber of Commerce and Investment.

In a corner of the conference room an exhibition was held where Afghan industrial companies displayed their products. —Tolo News


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