AT-KABUL: At least 25 Afghan officials have attended a training program in New Delhi, India, said a press release emailed by Indian Embassy in Kabul on Monday.
According to the press release, India’s Ministry of Commerce through its Centre for WTO Studies in Delhi has invited 25 Afghan officials dealing with trade in different Ministries in Kabul to attend a 10 day long specialized training on all aspects of the WTO and global trade. This training which takes place from 20-29 April, 2015 would cover a range of issues such as tariffs, trade in manufactured and agricultural products, and most importantly transit, which is enshrined as a right in the WTO.
India is conscious of the critical location of Afghanistan, which though a land locked country sits at an important north south, east west crossroad in the very ‘Heart of Asia’. The potential of Afghanistan becoming a ‘round about’ in global trade, as Asian economies grow at an impressive pace, is for real, and well recognized by specialists and governments around the world and in the region. Afghanistan can be the link between the energy, resources and products of Central Asia and South Asia as exemplified by projects such as TAPI and CASA 1000.