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A “robust private sector” is govt’s major objective: President Ghani

By: The Kabul Times

KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani officially inaugurated Afghanistan Chambers Federation late on Monday at the Presidential Palace, a presidential press office statement said yesterday.
President Ghani while delivering the closing remarks said inauguration of Afghanistan Chambers Federation will enable the other chambers to work under an overarching umbrella, according to the statement.
The president lauded the private sector for successful management of markets during the lockdown and said it is one of the government’s major goals to achieve a robust private sector. President Ashraf Ghani also praised the private sector for its efforts to ensure prosperity and development and to create employment opportunities in the country, according to the statement.
President Ghani said a clear investment framework has been formed at energy sector, adding that
Afghanistan has the potential to generate power from hydro, solar and wind.
The president said negotiations is only one component of the peace process and added that a growing Afghan economy will lead the country toward a sustainable peace.
He added a sustainable peace will not be established in absence of a coherent economic agenda.
The president lauded Afghanistan’s neighbors, Central Asian countries and India for keeping their borders opened to ensure movement of essential commodities during the lockdown. Mohammad Ismaeil Ghazanfar, the Chairman of Afghanistan Chambers Federation, according to the statement, said the private sector has overcome a phase of fragmentation and now is able to function coherently under an overarching umbrella.
The ACF Chairman said the goal for formation of the federation is to promote and harmonize economy, create employment opportunities, reduce poverty, empower female entrepreneurs and businesswomen, attract investments, focus on self-reliance, provide technical and vocational trainings, resolve business conflicts, grow domestic production, and establish a proper mutual partnership between the private sector, government and the international partners, the statement added.

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