Some investors said they managed to sign various contracts with companies and boost the market for their goods in the three-day expo in Kabul’s Badam Bagh area.
The investors called on government to come up with more inclusive plans to strengthen the market for their products.
More 100 local companies and producers displayed their products in the exhibition.
“We are pleased that the people warmly welcomed the move. We again call on them to prefer domestic products as it helps to move the country towards self-reliance,” said Abdul Rasoul, an investor.
“People have praised our products. Hundreds of people consulted us over the past few days,” said Shamsullah an investor.
Organizers of the exhibition said security threats still remain a big challenge on way of investments in the country.
“We call on the president (Ashraf Ghani) to ensure the safety of investors and meanwhile arrest and punish kidnappers,” said Sayed Noor Ali Shah Ahmadi, an organizer of the exhibition.
“I have used local products and they are very good in terms of quality compared to Iranian and Pakistani products, but it depends on the people to use as it helps the national investors,” said Kanishka, a resident of Kabul.