Publish dateWednesday 24 May 2023 - 15:00
Story Code : 270601
Kabul-Urumqi flights resumed
The Ministry of Transport and Aviation and the Chinese Embassy in Kabul, after a three-year hiatus, inaugurated the flights between Kabul and Urumqi with the first flight by Ariana and Qat Nabar aircrafts.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Kabul: Jilani Wafa, Deputy Minister of Operations of the Ministry of Transport and Aviation, on Wednesday (May 24, 2023), while inaugurating the new flights between Kabul and Urumqi, said that these flights have a direct impact on the growth of the country's economy and on political and commercial relations. Two countries are beneficial.
Mr. Wafa added that the Ministry of Transport and Aviation has started working on the technical problems in Kishor airports with the aim of creating more facilities and air corridors for domestic and international companies.
The Assistant Operations Minister of the Ministry of Transportation and Aviation stated that from now on, one flight will take place every week from Kabul to Urumqi (the capital of Xinjiang province) in China and vice versa.
At the same time, Wang Yu, the Chinese ambassador in Kabul, also said at this ceremony that Beijing will maintain its normal relations with Kabul and wants to strengthen the relations.
Mr. Yu added that these flights will facilitate trade and exports between the two countries and Afghanistan's exports, especially pomegranates to China, will increase.
At the same time, Afghan investors and trade professionals consider this an important step in the export and import of goods and the growing economy of Afghanistan.
Yunus Mohmand, a member of the leadership board of the Chamber of Commerce and Investment, said at the ceremony that this move will have a positive effect on exports and imports.
The flights between Kabul and the city of Urumqi, China will be resumed, while this process was temporarily stopped in 2020 due to the corona virus epidemic.
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