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Afghanistan with tremendous potential for regional connectivity

Since the Islamic Emirate takeover in mid-August 2021 and the improvement of security countrywide, regional countries have started to somehow go for regional trade as for the first time, Turkmenistan has started oil exports via Afghanistan’s ports to Pakistan.

Afghanistan has now entered to a new phase of possibilities in a region with tremendous potential for regional connectivity. The country has the potential to act as a land bridge connecting the four regions of Asia. Afghanistan is a gateway to China and India in the east and Central Asia, the Middle East, and Europe in the west. Since the Islamic Emirate takeover in mid-August 2021 and the improvement of security countrywide, regional countries have started to somehow go for regional trade as for the first time, Turkmenistan has started oil exports via Afghanistan’s ports to Pakistan. Meanwhile, some of Afghan economists say that due to insecurity during the previ ous government, exports of neighboring countries were not possible via Afghanistan’s ports to other countries. According to the country’s economists, with the improvement of security in the country the level of exports of regional countries via Afghanistan has increased. Director of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), Mohammad Yonous Mohmand says that for the first time, 50 oil tankers have been exported via Afghanistan to Pakistan. According to the country’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Turkmenistan’s oil is exported via Afghanistan’s Torghundi and Spin Boldak ports to Pakistan. “Afghanistan has a key role in connecting of central and south Asia, and traders should be provided with necessary facilities by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan,” the country’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry said. According to the country’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the neighboring countries’ exports via Afghanistan should not be faced with any possible challenges and we also ask them to not made problems to Afghanistan’s exports via their countries. The exports of Turkmenistan’s oil are managed by a private company, and it is said that hundreds of Afghans will be provided with job opportunities. On the other hand, officials in Spin Boldak port have assured that the traders will be provided with the necessary facilities and the port will be operating for 24 hours. It is worth mentioning that Afghanistan has the potential to play as a connecting land for regional countries. Not only Turkmenistan but also other countries in the region can go for trade via Afghanistan. There are hopes that Afghanistan will get more revenues from the exports of the regional countries. Afghanistan’s current connectivity role will create shared prosperity, enhance trade competitiveness, and, most importantly, offer insights on opportunities for people-to-people and business-to-business economic connectivity for the countries in the region. Shukria Kohistan

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.