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Abdullah Abdullah inaugurates US-sponsored Afghan-India trade fair

Afghanistan CEO Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday inaugurated the 2nd annual India-Afghanistan International Trade and Investment Show in Mumbai that aims to boost  economic and trade ties between Afghanistan and the international market.  The trade show was sponsored by the US government.

Sep 12, 2018
Afghanistan CEO Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday inaugurated the 2nd annual India-Afghanistan International Trade and Investment Show in Mumbai that aims to boost  economic and trade ties between Afghanistan and the international market.  The trade show was sponsored by the US government. 
 
John Bass, US Ambassador to Afghanistan, Subhash Desai, Maharashtra Minister for Industries and Mining were among those present on the occasion.
 
Abdullah, in his address, said that “holding of the exhibition is a big success for Afghanistan and India. This exhibition will develop the trade and economic relations between Afghanistan, India and other countries in the world.”
 
Bass had earlier tweeted: “Pleased to be in Mumbai today to participate in launch of big US-sponsored India-Afghanistan trade and investment showcasing #Afghan entrepreneurs and business opportunities.”
 
Minister Desai said that Indian investors are eager to invest in neighboring countries like Afghanistan to bring prosperity to the region.
 
The exhibition, sponsored by USAID, is on from 12-15 September at the JW Marriott Sahar Hotel near Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. The show will showcase Afghan businesses representing sectors such as education, healthcare, textiles, gems and jewelry, industrial mining, air cargo, transportation, and energy.

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