The 12th China Commercial Meeting, which runs for three days and started on Wednesday, is being attended by representatives from more than twenty countries, including Afghanistan.
Yonis Momand, the acting chairman of the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Investment, will discuss investments in mining, agricultural and energy at the meeting.
"Afghanistan is discussing the opportunities that are available in terms of mining, investment, energy, and agriculture, as well as the transit facilities that are available in this sector that connect South Asian countries with Central Asia," said Khanjan Alakozi, an ACCI member.
It has been reported that investment opportunities in Afghanistan will also be discussed at the meeting.
According to economists, investment in the current situation will be beneficial in creating jobs for citizens of the country.
"Sadly, just 20% of our Afghan citizens are employed, while nearly eighty percent are unemployed. In order to survive this crisis, our focus should be on our industry and agriculture,” said Abdul Basir Taraki, an economist.
In the meantime, the Afghanistan Chamber of Industries and Mines said that China is one of Afghanistan's significant trading partners and that improving trade between the two nations is essential to growing commerce.
"If facilities between the two nations are made available, we can use China's capacities in Afghanistan's investments and also expand our exports of the minerals that China wants. It is both in Afghanistan's best interests and the interests of Chinese businesses,” said Sakhi Ahmad Paiman, deputy of the Afghanistan Chamber of Industries and Mines.
Previously, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce said that China and Afghanistan are interested in increasing trade so that both countries are connected through the Wakhan Corridor.