Hedayatullah Badri, the acting Governor of Da Afghanistan Bank (Central Bank), met with the Chinese ambassador in Kabul, Wang Yu in the capital Kabul and discussed banking, trade and economic issues.
A spokesman for the Central Bank, Hassibullah Noori, said that two sides discussed the improvement of economic relations between Afghanistan and China.
“In this meeting, the bilateral cooperation between the two sides was emphasized and this cooperation was emphasize to be important,” Noori said.
Meanwhile, some of the traders said that China has a good market for Afghan exports and that further facilities should be created to ensure trade between the two countries.
The traders called the issuance of visas a major challenge in the way of trade.
“The Chinese market is the biggest market for our exports, including pine nuts, but the traders still are facing challenges in various sectors,” said Mabubullah Mohammadi, a trader.
Some of the economists believe that proper conditions have been made for investment by China in Afghanistan.
“There is a big opportunity for China to invest in Afghanistan without fear from an international competitor and to take practical steps in the extraction of mines such as Mez Aynak of Logar and other mines like Haji Kag steel mine,” said Rohullah Ahmadzai, an economist.
Earlier, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce said that China had signed investment contracts in various areas worth around $2 billion after the collapse of the former government in Afghanistan.