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Afghanistan to import 350,000 tons fuel from Iran

KABUL: Afghanistan will import up to 350,000 tons of fuel from the neighboring country of Iran under an agreement, the two sides signed on Saturday, the country’s Ministry of Finance said here Sunday.
An IEA delegation who visited Iran signed the contract with an Iranian firm to purchase 350,000 tons of oil from the neighboring country, the ministry said in a statement.
The delegation consisted of the IEA government high-ranking officials from the Finance Ministry, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Central Bank, Afghanistan Oil and Gas Corporation, and Afghanistan National Standard Authority, according to the statement.
During its stay to Iran, the delegation discussed issues including oil purchases, rates and the transit of petroleum products to Afghanistan where the price of petrol and gasoline have remarkably increased recently.
Besides signing a contract to buy 350,000 tons of oil, both sides agreed to establish a joint committee to facilitate trade and transit of petroleum products, and establish a gas pipeline for energy import and refineries in Afghanistan, which is now facing harsh fuel scarcity, according to the statement.
The Kabul Times

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.