Chairman of Iran-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce, Mahmoud Siadat said that Afghanistan has agreed to reopen the chamber’s office in Afghanistan, 13 years after it ceased operation, ISNA reported on Friday.
“The Iran-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce, currently having 130 members, has been playing a vital role in all matters related to Afghanistan,” said Siadat.
The official noted that the idea for reviving Iran-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce was first proposed on the sidelines of Iran’s exclusive trade fair in Kabul, which was then followed by an official visit of an Afghan trade delegation to Tehran.
Pointing that nearly 40% of the total exports from the eastern province of Khorasan Razavi end up in Afghanistan’s market, the official said Afghanistan is regarded as an important market for the province.
Iran held its second exclusive trade exhibition in the Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital, in February this year. High ranking officials from both countries, including Afghanistan’s Second Vice-President, Sarwar Danesh, and Iran’s Vice-President for Executive Affairs, Mohammad Shari’atmadari attended the event.