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Peace key to economic prosperity, investment: Abdullah

19 Oct 2020 - 14:09
19 Oct 2020 - 14:09

KABUL would pave the way for greater economic activities and would attract investment.

At the head of a high level delegation, Abdullah on Sunday traveled to Iran on the invitation of Iranian government as part of his regional diplomacy for peace and reconciliation.

During a meeting with Iran’s energy minister Reza Ardakanian, who also heads the Afghanistan-Iran Joint Economic Commission (AIJEC), Abdullah said that establishment of durable peace in Afghanistan would explore economic opportunities and attract investment in the country.

Appreciating the efforts of Reza Ardakanian to pay attention to investment in the renewable energy sector, as one of the main needs of nations and the region, Abdullah promised to follow up on issues raised with the Afghan government officials.

Both sides agreed over establishment of peace in Afghanistan as vital for the region and economic uplift.

The two sides conferred on bilateral relations, topics discussed in the joint Iran-Afghanistan Economic Commission, a detailed report on the programs for transmission of electricity, gas and oil to Afghanistan, investments in renewable energy, and development of common cross-border information exchanges and Iran’s readiness to increase trade and investment in Afghanistan.

Earlier, Abdullah traveled to Pakistan and India and after Tehran he will travel to Uzbekistan.

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