The acting Minister of Industry and Mines is visiting Iran, where he met with the country’s officials over the enhancement of trade, economic and transit relations, a spokesman for the ministry said.
MoIC spokesman Akhundzada Absul Salam said that they are trying to increase the trade rate between Kabul and Tehran to more than $10 billion annually.
"Our trade rate will reach more than $10 billion annually," he said.
Azizi visited the Cha Bahar port and many factories and economic zones of Iran.
The Afghanistan Chamber of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock said that the level of imports from Iran is high.
"The Afghan traders have always had imports from Iran. There have always been imports of food materials, agricultural materials and construction materials. But Iran has never allowed exports from Afghanistan to Iran," said Mirwais Hajizada, deputy head of the chamber.
The traders believe that necessary opportunities should be facilitated between the two countries to balance trade relations.
"Afghanistan is still one of the importers of Iran products. We can provide opportunities so Iran's products can enter many other countries via Afghanistan," said Mahbobullah Mohammadi, a trader.
"We have banking problems with Iran. The money is not transacted through banks," said Khairuddin Mayel, a member of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment.
Earlier, a delegation from Iran visited Kabul and opened a permanent exhibition and trade center in Kabul.
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