Economy, Domestic Economy

Afghanistan, Strategic Market for Iran

Afghanistan, Strategic Market for IranAfghanistan, Strategic Market for Iran

Deputy Minister of Industries, Mining and Trade Mojtaba Khosrotaj believes Afghanistan is a strategic market that can turn into a long-lasting hub for Iran’s economic activities.  “Figures show Iran’s exports to Afghanistan account for 40% of the neighboring country’s overall imports. This is a telling sign of an ideal investment market,” Mehr News Agency quoted the official as saying. “Cultural commonalities between Iran and Afghanistan can also help boost bilateral trade.” Referring to Iran’s upcoming exhibition in the Afghan capital city of Kabul, which is scheduled for March 1-4, 2016, Khosrotaj said the two sides are planning to strike deals worth $100 million on the sidelines of the event.