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Monday, February 6, 2017 - 3:00pm

Jaipur, India – Several USAID beneficiary traders of marble, onyx and lapis from Afghanistan signed a number of contracts this week with international buyers at the India Stone Mart, the country’s largest stone industry exposition. The event was held from February 2-5 at the Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Center and drew more than 25,000 guests and 15,000 traders from 60 countries.

“Afghanistan’s mountains hold massive reserves of marble and other minerals, yet the industry remains underdeveloped. India Stone Mart gives Afghan marble traders the opportunity to negotiate deals, network and make sales,” said Afghanistan’s Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industries Mohammad Qurban Haqjo. “This not only contributes to the Afghan economy; it also has the important effect of attracting foreign investment in the Afghan mining sector.”

Supreme Court Justice Abdul Rasheed Rashid, who heads the court’s public security division, said the FIT program was “extremely
Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 2:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Thirty-four judges from six provinces are now better equipped to deal with financial crimes in their courts after receiving training from some of the most experienced financial crimes trainers in the United States.
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 2:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Businesspeople from around the country and the world will participate in the first World Pomegranate Fair on November 20, 2008, in the birthplace and crossroads of this ancient commodity.
 
The World Pomegranate Fair will take place at Badam Bagh Fair Site in Kabul on November 20, 2008.  This trade fair aims to connect people at all levels of the pomegranate value chain to explore the full range of pomegranate’s potential on display.
 
Ambassador Wood inaugurates The American University of Afghanistan's Bernice Nachman Marlowe Library.
Monday, November 10, 2008 - 2:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The  American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) inaugurated the Bernice Nachman Marlowe Library on 10 November 2008. The Library and adjoining facilities will allow AUAF to reach its growth projections and further the goal of creating a modern, fully-equipped university able to effectively educate Afghanistan's leaders of tomorrow.
 
Sunday, November 9, 2008 - 2:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Twenty judges working in Focused District Development (FDD) target districts completed criminal justice training on November 6 in Kabul.
 
Saturday, November 1, 2008 - 2:15am
MAZAR-I-SHARIF, AFGHANISTAN- An estimated 50,000 businesspeople, agricultural producers, and residents of this city and nearby districts flocked to the Mazar-i-Sharif International Agricultural Fair (AgFair) held at the Mechaniza-i-Zeraati fair site from October 30-31. The event was considered by many to be the biggest and most important trade and agricultural event held in the northern province of Balkh in many years.
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 2:15am
MAZAR-I-SHARIF, AFGHANISTAN- Businesspeople from around the country and representatives of international enterprises from Pakistan, India, and other Central Asian countries will participate in an international trade and agricultural exposition in Balkh province October 30-31.
 
Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 2:00am
FAIZABAD, BADAKHSHAN PROVINCE- Ambassador William Wood, joined by Badakhshan Governor Monshi Majid and provincial and district officials, inaugurated a new 12-km road connecting Faizabad, the provincial capital, to the district center of Argo, during a trip to the province on Oct. 26. 
 
Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 2:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Following the success of the first Afghanistan International Carpet Fair held in 2007, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Export Promotion Agency of Afghanistan, in cooperation with the Afghanistan Carpet Guild and the Kabul Carpet Association, is pleased to present the second Afghanistan International Carpet Fair from 26-28 October at the historic Babur Gardens.
 
Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 2:00am
JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN- Today, thousands of farmers, livestock owners, businessmen, women entrepreneurs, Government representatives, and visitors will come together for Jalalabad’s third annual Agro-Industrial Trade Fair. 
 
The Fair will host more than 150 vendors representing companies from eastern region and around Afghanistan in various sectors including livestock, fruit and vegetables, input supplies, agro-processing, handicrafts, textiles, manufacturers, traders, importers, and exporters.
 

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Last updated: February 15, 2017

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