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Taliban is seeking to expand trade relations with Iran, says the group’s trade minister

Nooruddin Azizi, the Taliban’s of Commerce and Industry, has said that the group is seeking to increase trade with Iran strengthen business relations between the two countries. Meeting the governor Iran’s South Khorsan province, at the opening ceremony of the Second Silk Road Bridge in Nimruz province, which links the two countries, Nooruddin Azizi said that the group was hoping to expand trade and form joint economic activities.

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Iranian state news agency, IRNA, has quoted Nooruddin Azizi that the Taliban is interested in using “Iran’s experiences, knowledge, and capabilities to develop and advance Afghanistan.”

According to some estimates, Iran exports around $2 billion worth of goods to Afghanistan annually.