Photo: Taliban's Ministry of Commerce

Afghanistan’s private businesses and Kazakhstan sign $100 million trade deal

The Taliban Ministry of Industry and Commerce has announced that the private sectors of Afghanistan and Kazakhstan have signed a trade deal worth more than $100 million.

In a tweet on Thursday, the ministry stated that the deal covers new technologies in irrigation management and water saving, logistics centres in Aqina and Torghundi ports, and increasing trade between Afghanistan and Kazakhstan.

The deal was signed during a meeting between a Taliban delegation headed by the group’s Minister of Industry and Commerce, Nooruddin Azizi, and Afghanistan investors with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade of Kazakhstan in Astana.

According to the ministry, the meeting also discussed business relations between the two sides, organizing a Kazakhstan-Afghanistan exhibition, and establishing banking and transit facilities between the two countries.

Kazakhstan is one of the countries that has increased trade relations with the Taliban since the group took control of Afghanistan in August 2021.