Iran to set up exclusive expo in Afghanistan

Business Materials 17 August 2013 13:28 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug.17 / Trend F.Karimov/

An exclusive exhibition of Iranian goods and food products will open in Mazar-e Sharif city in Afghanistan on September 17, ILNA reported.

Food products, including canned food, dairies, tea, jam, and edible oil, as well as detergents, construction materials, home appliance, clothing, computer software, cars, and machinery, will be on display during the 3-day event.

In July, Afghanistan's Ambassador to Tehran, Nasir Ahmad Noor, said that Iran and Afghanistan should boost their bilateral trade.

"Kabul currently imports over 5.5 billion dollars worth of goods from Iran," Afghanistan's Ambassador to Tehran said.

"Oil products account for 5.2 billion dollars of the mentioned amount," the IRNA News Agency quoted Nasir Ahmad Noor as saying.

"It is while the two country's bilateral trades were around 500 million dollars three years ago," Noor said.

"The two country's trades in the previous (Iranian calendar year which ended March 20) faced 15 percent increase compared to its preceding (Iranian calendar year)," he added.

"Currently 500 Iranian companies are active on Afghanistan's markets," Noor explained.

The Afghan Ambassador had previously said on June 13 that once the development plan of Iran's southwestern port city of Chabahar gets finished, the two countries bilateral trade would boost noticeably.