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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 5:30pm

Kabul, Afghanistan – Afghanistan’s finest fruits, nuts, and saffron went on display this week for buyers around the world at the world’s largest food and beverage exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

For the eighth consecutive year, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting the participation of Afghan agribusinesses at the Gulfood Exhibition, which runs through February 22. This year, 27 Afghan exhibitors are participating in the Expo to promote their products and sign deals with buyers.

The event offers a critical opportunity for Afghan exporters of high-end produce to get a foothold in lucrative overseas markets such as Dubai, an important international hub for regional food exports.

“Gulfood was an excellent opportunity last year,” said King Khan Company CEO Bilal Khan, an Afghan businessman and second-time attendee who exports fruits and nuts. “I negotiated an astonishing $1.3 million in trade contracts last year, and I am hoping to get even more this year. There is a lot of interest in Afghan produce.”

 

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Last updated: January 04, 2018

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