For the first time, Afghan products, including dry fruits, have been displayed in an exhibition in Oman.
Ten Afghan businessmen participated in the exhibition, which is expected to be held for three days.
Some of these participants have said holding such exhibitions is beneficial in introducing Afghan products to other countries and increasing the number of exports.
“It was the first exhibition that the government of Oman directly invited businessmen to build relations and increase trade between Oman and Afghanistan,” said Mahboob Ullah Mohammadi, a trader.
“Dry and fresh fruit and other products of Afghanistan are called fore here. Some people here use the organic products that we have,” said Sefatullah, a trader.
The officials of the Afghan embassy in Oman have also said that they are trying to increase the amount of trade between the two countries [Afghanistan and Oman] and provide the necessary facilities for businessmen.
“We ensure that we support Afghan products and Afghan businessmen so that Afghan businessmen can start the business process in Oman,” said Abdul Samad Munib.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce pledged that it will address the challenges faced by businessmen in obtaining visas and participating in international exhibitions.
"Regarding obtaining a visa, we have provided facilities to all our businessmen. Those of our businessmen who want to participate in international exhibitions or travel to other countries to obtain business contracts can come to the ministry. We make it easier for them to get a visa,” said Abdul Salam Akhundzada Jawad, spokesman for the ministry.
The statistics of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce show that only thirteen exhibitions were held in the country in the last eight months, where merchants from 34 provinces displayed their products.