India is a better export market for Afghan fruit

The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries says India is a better export market for Afghan fresh fruit that Pakistan. The Chamber of Commerce said that in particular the air corridor between Afghanistan and India has benefited Afghan investors and farmers, offering them the possibility of selling their products at higher prices.

Chamber Deputy Head, Khan Jan Alokozay, spoke of much better export opportunities in India and Europe, compared to prices in Pakistan. He was speaking at a transit expo in Kabul last Friday. It was first transit expo organized by private companies in the country.

At the same event, reported how Iranian officials stressed the need for strengthening trade relations between Iran and Afghanistan. “Iran sees the establishment of a railway between Afghanistan and its northern neighbors as a benefit for the region,” said Seddiq Qasemi Zakeri, an advisor at the Iranian embassy in Kabul.

Afghanistan has sent more than 1,000 tons of fresh and dried fruit to India through the Afghan-India Air Corridor Program since June 18, 2017.

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