KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan and Kazakhstan have agreed on creating a joint chamber of trade and enhancing commercial cooperation.
Acting Minister of Trade and Industry Nooruddin Azizi and his Kazakh counterpart Bakhyt Sultanov made the announcement on Saturday.
At a joint media briefing in Kabul, Azizi said comprehensive talks were held with a visiting Kazakh delegation, led by Sultanov.
Efforts were ongoing to establish a joint chamber of commerce, he said, adding: “Steps have been taken to set up a chamber of commerce.”
Afghanistan was willing to jointly work with Kazakhstan for bolstering bilateral trade relations,” the minister said after talks with the Kazakh delegation.
Sultanov, bringing half a tonne of medical products in humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, promised more aid would reach Kabul soon.
He said: “If we refer to trade relations, exports and imports of goods between Afghanistan and Kazakhstan have fallen by 27 percent.”
Azizi assured the Kazakh minister Afghanistan was ready for the establishment of an air corridor and resumption of direct flights to the Central Asian country.
Meanwhile, an exhibition of Afghan products lie fruits, carpets, precious stones and handmade items was held in Kabul.
The two sides laid emphasis on operations of Kazakhstan commercial banks in Afghanistan.