The deputy PM for economic affairs, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, on a trip to Turkey, met with the head of the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEİK), Nail Olpak, and other Turkish businessmen.
According to a statement of Baradar's office, in the meeting they discussed economics, trade, and creating opportunities for investment in Afghanistan.
Based on the statement of the office of the deputy PM for economic affairs, it was emphasized in the meeting that there is good grounds for investment in agriculture, energy production, infrastructure, industry, communication, and other fields in Afghanistan.
“In this meeting, there were Turkish and domestic businessmen, Turkish businessmen have shown interest, especially in the sectors of electricity, mining, agriculture, construction, and health,” said Khanjan Alokozai, an ACCI member.
Meanwhile, some businessmen said that in order to grow trade and increase exports, it is necessary to resolve the trade challenges between Afghanistan and Turkey.
"If the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan can attract Turkish investors, there is no doubt that it will lead us to economic growth and create more work and employment," said Salman Raha, a businessman.
“If there is an ease in transit to European and Asian countries through Turkey, the amount of Afghanistan's exports will increase,” said Abdul Naseer Reshtia, an economist.
During his visit to Turkey, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in a meeting with the Turkish foreign minister discussed the development of bilateral relations, trade, regional communication, economic cooperation, the establishment of a joint trade chamber, the opening of an air corridor, and the investment of Turkish investors in Afghanistan.