The Afghan business council in the United Arab Emirates, comprised of a group of well-known investors from Afghanistan, is forming a delegation to share the problems of their community with officials of the caretaker government in Kabul.
Head of the council, Haji Obaidullah Sadarkhail, said the Afghan investors have invested over $10 billion in the UAE.
“As you know, on 3rd Jan. 2023, the meeting of the Afghan traders in the UAE was held to form an authorized delegation comprised of investors to be able to share and discuss the challenges faced by investors from Afghanistan,” he said.
“The meeting by the council is aimed at finding a solution for the problems that Afghan investors are facing,” said Ezatullah Niazai, an Afghan investor in the UAE.
Afghanistan Chamber of Industry and Mines said that they would provide the required facilities to draw the attention of investors for investment in the country.
“Our Afghans may move their investment to Afghanistan. This will be both a religious obligation and will also benefit the people,” said Sakhi Ahmad Paiman, head of the Chamber of Industry and Mines.
A number of Afghan investors meanwhile said they are concerned about facing problems in visa issuance and passports.
“Many of those individuals in Afghanistan lack passports. The people here have no passports and there are problems with visas,” said Ahmadshah Hijazi, an Afghan investor.
Based on figures from the Afghan business council, more than 300,000 Afghans are living in the United Arab Emirates.