KABUL: The Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs of the Islamic Emirate, Mullah Abdul Ghani Beradar, who returned from Iran to Kabul, announced the signing of several Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with the government and the private sector of that country, his office said in a statement the other day.
During an interview with a number of reporters at the Kabul International Airport Mullah Beradar said the signing of these memorandums is a great achievement for the two countries, which can provide better business opportunities between Tehran and Kabul, according to the statement. “We signed several memorandums of understanding with the Iranian government’s officials and its private sectors, which, if Allah willing, will be a great achievement for the two Islamic and friend countries,” the statement quoted Beradar as saying. Referring to his meetings with a number of Iranian government officials, Beradar said there was also a discussion on creating a suitable route for the export of Afghan goods to Iran and other countries in the region. Meanwhile, the acting Minister of Industry and Commerce, Nooruddin Azizi, said that in their meetings with the Iranian authorities, there has been a discussion on creating facilities for businessmen and solving challenges in the country’s ports. Azizi said that starting tomorrow, merchants will be able to transfer their goods to Iran and other countries in the region through Chahbahar port. “It was promised that we could start importing and exporting through Chabahar port from Saturday,” the statement quoted Azizi as saying. The memorandums signed between the relevant officials of the two countries include the meetings of the Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation, the meeting of the Joint Committee on International Road Transport Cooperation, the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation between Afghanistan and Iran Aviation Administration, the Cooperation Document between Isfahan Iron and Steel Company and the Islamic Emirate, and the Cooperation Document between Free Zones. The Kabul Times