The first deputy prime minister, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, met with Afghan traders in the UAE and urged them to invest in Afghanistan.
He also said that the Islamic Emirate has provided many resources for the traders.
But the head of the Afghanistan traders council in the UAE, Obaidullah Sadarkhail, insisted that the current Afghan government provide security for the traders.
“We want you to hand over the operation of the Afghanistan airports to the UAE. We 300,000 Afghans are living here,” he said.
The Afghan traders in the UAE also said that they should be provided with visas for their business activities.
Farid Rohani, an Afghan trader in the UAE, said he will invest in the agriculture and energy sector in the country.
“The Afghan traders have shown interest in investing in energy and agriculture in Afghanistan. There should be some measures for their security,” he said.
The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI) said the surge in investment inside the country would boost economic development.
“We call on them to come back and invest here as it is their homeland and country,” said Mohammad Younus Momand, head of the ACCI.
Based on the available numbers, Afghan traders have invested more than $10 billion in the UAE.
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