A meeting including the EU special envoy Tomas Niklasson and the country director for the World Bank in Afghanistan, Melinda Good, was held with Afghan businessmen and women and other subject matter experts to address a number of issues facing Afghanistan.
The meeting was announced on the "EU in Afghanistan" Twitter account, and the tweet said that "electricity, banking, trade, brain drain, female workers, regional cooperation" are among main challenges facing Afghanistan.
The Chamber of Commerce and Investment said the chamber always has shared the problems of the traders with various International organizations.
"We have many times share trader's problems with the Islamic Emirate and share with UNAMA and UN," said Khanjan Alokozai, a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Investment.
The head of the Afghan trader's union in the UAE said that the problem in every sector is related to the lack of recognition of the Islamic Emirate by the international community.
"No country recognizes the Islamic Emirate government. When no one recognizes the government, they also don't recognize that government traders," said Haji Obaidullah Sadrkhil, head of the Afghan trader's union in the UAE.
Meanwhile, the deputy prime minister's economic office, in reaction to the World Bank's latest report about Afghanistan economic situation, in a statement called on all aid organizations to help with needy people to decrease poverty in Afghanistan.
The statement reads: "If the current restrictions on the banking system are lifted and they release frozen assets the responsibility of the international community for Afghanistan will decrease."
The Chamber of Commerce and Investment said that due to the sanctions on the banking system, businesspeople cannot send money to buy necessary goods of Afghanistan and up until now the banking system's problems have not been solved.
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