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Afghanistan, China sign cooperation agreements

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Afghanistan, China sign cooperation agreements
 KABUL: The 3rd Joint Economic and Trade Commission between Afghanistan and China was co-chaired by Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance and Gao Yan, Vice Minister of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China in Beijing, here the other day.
In the meeting, bothsides discussed strengthening bilateral economic and transit cooperation, Afghanistan’s membership in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Afghanistan’s position in the Silk Road Economic Belt, encouraging China’s investors to Invest in Afghanistan, development of air corridor between the two countries, raising Afghanistan’s exports to the agriculture sector, Chinese companies investing in infrastructure and development projects, reducing customs tariffs on Afghanistan’s exports of goods to China and the exchange of customs information and railway of five countries (Afghanistan, Iran, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and China).
In the meeting, China’s cooperation in renewable energy sectors, transport and water resources management, visa problems of  Afghan traders, Afghanistan’s participation in the Chinese exportation exhibition in 2018, regional cooperation, gas transportation from Turkmenistan to China through Afghanistan, transportation and connection of fiber optics through the Wakhan Corridor, Railroad Institute, affordable housing construction, textile industry, Cement Factory, Aynak Copper and Amu Darya Projects, Marble, Pine Nuts and Pomegranate export to China and other important issues were also taken into consideration.
Meanwhile, the Chinese side assured its continued support, and was decided to provide to it comprehensive package of projects based on the needs and priorities of Afghanistan for the next 5 years.
Minister of Finance has also signed two Agreements with the Deputy Minister of Commerce for the new facilities of Char Chenar Palace in ARG, equipment for the Jamhuriat Hospital and China Aid Office Supplies for the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations.
It is worth mentioning that, on the sidelines of the 3rd Joint Economic and Trade Commission, Minister of Finance and Jin Liqun, the president of AIIB discussed regarding the imminent visit of the Bank’s preliminary team for financing Afghanistan infrastructure projects. 

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EssayMama 06/12/2017
The economy of the country depends upon the electricity and it is good for the government. The government of the Afghanistan is going so well and working in this sector. They should do something more in this situation and future will be good.
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