Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)_Monitoring, According to officials, 120 tons was sent overland. Of this seven tons was saffron and the rest was goods that included dried fruits and carpets. The export volume is worth $2 million.
MoIC officials meanwhile stated that they support the businessmen of the country and will help solve their problems but stated the expansion of economic activities depends on investment by businessmen.
“Our country’s products such as dried fruit, saffron and cotton have been sent to European countries many times in the past, as well as to Canada and Australia,” said Qudratullah Jamal, deputy minister of Industry and Commerce.
On the other hand, Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI) has called on local businessmen to invest in the country.
“Today, a large shipment of 120 tons worth several million dollars is being shipped from Afghanistan, which is not only dried fruit but also saffron, carpets and minerals, which are actually exported to foreign countries via Karachi, Haritaan and Bandar Abbas ports,” said Khanjan Alkozi, a member of the ACCI.
This comes after Afghanistan exported about 12 tons of pine nuts, and eight tons of raisins and pistachios to Germany through Islam Qala port last month.