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Saturday, November 08, 2014
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani initialed the agreement on border linking point among Afghanistan, China and Tajikistan here in Arg the other day.
At the ceremony attended by ambassadors of China and Tajikistan to Afghanistan, the president said, “It is a matter of pride that on behalf of the national unity government I am promulgating the agreement on border connecting point with two neighboring countries of the People’s Republic of China and Tajikistan.” 
The president also stated that during his recent visit to China he had discussed on construction of Wakhan corridor which connects Afghanistan to the great country of China and its huge economy. President Ghani also thanked Tajikistan and its president for inking agreement over exporting power to Afghanistan.

Saturday, November 08, 2014
Kabul (BNA) The first vice president General Abdul Rashid Dustom met with a delegation of businessmen and national traders in his residence the other day. 
According to presidential press office to BNA, congratulating the vice president over assuming office, the businessmen also announced their support to the national unity government’s programs. In his remarks, the vice president said that national traders and investors can play role in providing job opportunities by expanding their businesses.  He also said that the government would continue to support the national traders. However, he noted that no one would be allowed to misuse the name of businessman and create disorder in business field. The vice president also said that more investment will be held to promote business activities.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Kabul (BNA) Based on Khan Mohammad Baz’ head of currency exchangers in Kabul, Shahzada market report the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
                                            Buying              Selling
One Dollar                          57/60afgs            57/65afgs
One Pound sterling             91/40afgs            91/50afgs
One Euro                            71/20afgs           71/30afgs
One Emirate’s Dirham       15/65afgs             15/70 afgs
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees 559 afgs     560 afgs
One Thousand Indian Rupees 950 afgs          960 afgs
One Thousand Iranian Rial 17/60afgs            17/65 afgs

Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan and India held a joint fair to expand bilateral trade and strengthen the relations between the businessmen of the two countries.
In this fair products of both countries were displayed in 50 booths. The Indian businessmen have displayed those commodities which have many customers in Afghanistan that include pharmaceutical products, medical equipment, agricultural machineries, plastics, information technology, steel products, hotel management, electrics, auto products etc. in Hotel-Intercontinental. Afghan businessmen exhibited dried fruits, carpets, handicrafts, stone products, solar equipment and IT. Addressing the opening ceremony of this exhibition, the head of International Relation Department of Afghanistan Chambers of Commerce and Industries (ACCI), Azrakhsh Hafizi said “Over 500 million people in India have higher purchase power and it provides better opportunity to Afghan traders.  Today India has been changed to a developed from a developing country and this country has managed to rescue 300 million people from poverty and changed them to medium class and this is a good message to Afghan producers. Afghanistan imports from India are $136 million while our exports to India are $102 million annually. The Afghan-Indian officials said that if the two countries are connected through a shorter trade route, the trade between the two nations will increase much higher. The ACCI authorities told media that if Afghanistan was connected to India via ground route, it would have been able to export commodities to India at a cost of $1 billion, an opportunity that Pakistan has grabbed it.  The Indian commodities are imported to Afghanistan via Chabahar port, cost expensive.  After Pakistan didn’t allow India and Afghanistan to trade via its territory, both countries started seeking the second option. At present, Afghan-India authorities hope to business via Chabahar port and Afghan traders expect to supply their commodities to Indian traders and customers. Talking to the Kabul Times reporter, a number of traders who had exhibited their products in the fair, welcoming the opening of such events, said “Thorough such fairs we can better introduce our products to our Indian partners. Abedullah who owns a fruit juice company who was trying to conduct marketing for his products in India displayed samples of his products in the fair, said “This fair would enable us to acquaint India traders and exchange commodities. A number of Kabul citizens who visited the fair told the Kabul Times reporter that holding of such fairs would be effective in expansion of bilateral relations between the two countries and their more closeness, as well introduction of both nations’ products to each other and pave the way for investment of Indian traders in our country. Large number of Kabul residents visited this two-day fair.