Kazakhstan Trade Minister Mr. Bakhyt Sultanov called on IEA Foreign Minister Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi.

At the outset, Minister Muttaqi thanked Kazakhstan for its humanitarian aid & its support to Afghanistan in international stages.

Minister Muttaqi also assured the Kazakh trade delegation of Afghanistan’s ability to connect Kazakhstan to South Asia backed by firm security following the recent changes.

He also called on Kazakhstan to provide educational scholarships in technical & other areas to Afghan students.

Mr. Sultanov said economic
rehabilitation of Afghanistan was of significance to them & they sought no only to export their products to Afghanistan but also their exports to reach markets of other countries through Afghanistan.

Mr. Sultanov added Kazakhstan was eager connect to Peshawar through Uzbekistan-Afghanistan railway & to Chabahar, Iran through Herat province.

He also said 250 Kazakh companies were in contact with Afghanistan, 16 representatives of which have already arrived in Kabul & more investors to follow them. He added the Kazakh government was ready to facilitate banking ties with Afghanistan, resume flights, and continue to provide scholarships to Afghan students in various fields.

To end, the two sides pledged to expand political and economic relations between the two countries.

Fazilrabi Zahin

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