The embassy of Iran in Kabul said that Tehran is seeking to establish a permanent exhibition and a trade center in Afghanistan.
The officials of the embassy said that the establishment of this center will benefit trade between Iran and Afghanistan.
“The next step is to establish a trade center and permanent exhibition of Iran in Kabul which will be inaugurated soon--within one month,” said Sayed Abas Badrifar, press director of Iran's embassy in Kabul.
This comes as the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment said that traders are facing problems in the export of commodities to Iran and that the establishment of this center will help the traders.
“If the trade center is built, it benefits our traders. Its plans and responsibilities must be clarified, particularly there should be facilities for our trade and export,” said Khanjan Alokozai, a member of the ACCI.
This comes as some traders complained that the export to Iran has dropped and that their main problem is an increase in tariffs.
“The main reason for the reduction of our exports is lack of marketing for products from Afghanistan,” said Mahbobullah Mohammadi, an Afghan trader.
The embassy of Iran also vowed to facilitate the issuance of visas for traders.
Earlier, the World Bank reported that it provided Afghanistan imported commodities worth nearly $3 billion between January and June, with 23 percent of this from Iran.