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Afghanistan all set to enhance ties with India’s Assam: Afghan envoy

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Afghanistan’s ambassador to New Delhi said the Afghan government is going to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Assam very soon in order to boost ties with the India’s province which could help Kabul to a great extent in strengthening economy.

According to a media statement, addressing the Assam-Afghan Business Session at the ongoing Assam International Trade and Industrial Fair (AITIF) in Assam, the Afghan envoy Shaida Mohammad Abdali on Friday said that Afghanistan is planning a tea research project with the Kaziranga University of Assam. He termed the project important for increase in commercial ties between Afghanistan and the Indian province.

Abdali said that despite great respect for India, around 100 Indian firms are working in Afghanistan. He hoped that trade and commercial activities between the two countries would increase further through such expos and mutual collaboration in trade sector.

The Afghan ambassador termed India one of the major contributors helping Afghanistan in its rebuilding process.

Economic Counselor to the Afghanistan Embassy in India, Sayed Mujtaba Ahmadi, on the occasion said that Afghanistan and India not only share a conventional trade ties with each other but Afghanistan is serving as gateway to Central Asia for India.

Ahmadi went on saying that the growing ties between the two friendly countries would act as a bridge between South Asia and Central Asia. He also talked of a proposed power plant in Afghanistan with Indian assistance.

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