Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) on Monday said the third meeting of Afghanistan and Iran’s Joint Economic Committee will be held in Tehran in March.
According to ACCI officials, both sides will discuss the expansion of trade and transit ties, opportunities for joint investment in different sectors, expanding infrastructure at Chabahar Port and also the opening of branches of Afghanistan banks in Iran.
“We want government officials to discuss joint investments and to convince Iranian investors to invest in different sectors in Afghanistan,” ACCI spokesman Seyam Pesaraly said.
Meanwhile, a number of economic experts said Iran is one of the countries that Afghanistan can increase its exports to and also use it to reach other countries.
According to them, Chabahar is a good alternative for Pakistan’s Karachi Port and government must maximize Chabahar for the benefit of Afghan traders and businessmen.
“Iran can become a good economic partner to Afghanistan because Iran’s industries now are professional and also the standards that are being practiced in Iran are good standards in Asia,” economic analyst Qais Mohammad said.
ACCI statistics show that currently the trade volume between Afghanistan and Iran is over $2 billion USD a year which shows a big increase against the previous solar year.