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Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 3:30pm

New Delhi, India – More than 40 Afghan companies are showcasing their products at a “Made in Afghanistan” event in New Delhi, India supported by USAID. The event will raise awareness of Afghan goods and foster business ties between Afghanistan and India.

As part of the event, the companies will display leading Afghan exports, including fresh fruit, dried fruit and nuts, marble and onyx, saffron, gemstones, and handicrafts, and meet with a number of Indian buyers to create business linkages.  India is the second largest importer of Afghan products (after Pakistan) and  Afghanistan’s products, especially the country’s pomegranates, apricots, apples, grapes, raisins, and nuts, are sought after in India for their excellent quality.

“Afghanistan and India have always been exceptional trade partners,” said Afghanistan’s Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock Assadullah Zamir.  “This event will help to further increase awareness of Afghanistan’s quality products among Indian buyers and create additional profitable business relationships between the two countries.”

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 1:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- His Excellency Dr. Sayed Mohammad Amin Fatamie, Minister of Public Health, presented Afghanistan’s challenges and accomplishments in the health sector to U.S. officials last week in Washington, DC.
Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 1:30am
LASHKAR GAH, HELMAND PROVINCE- More than 3,000 people recently attended the agricultural fair (AgFair) in Helmand Province hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock and USAID.
The AgFair opened with speeches by Helmand Governor Mohammad Gulab Mangal and the Director of the Helmand Ministry of Agriculture, Gulam Nabi.  A Helmandi farmer and a local trader also gave speeches stressing the importance of meeting at the AgFair to solidify business relationships.
Sunday, August 10, 2008 - 1:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- USAID’s Afghanistan Small and Medium Enterprise Development (ASMED) project financially supported a series of business skills development trainings provided to members of the Afghan National Business Association for Peace (ANBAP) in Kabul from July 21 to Aug 10, 2008.
Sunday, August 10, 2008 - 1:30am
LASHKAR GAH, HELMAND PROVINCE- USAID efforts to improve the reliability of electricity in Southern Afghanistan achieved a significant milestone recently with the delivery of two 20MVA transformers to Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province. Once installed, the two transformers will improve capacity of the city’s electrical substation to supply the power needs of Lashkar Gah.
Friday, August 8, 2008 - 1:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- With little else other than a few changes of clothes, a judge from rural Afghanistan said he walked eight days from his isolated district in order to attend a judicial skills training program in Kabul organized by the USAID-funded Afghanistan Rule of Law Project .
Sunday, August 3, 2008 - 1:30am
HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN- The Afghanistan Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation H.E. Hamidullah Qaderi; The Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock H.E. Obaidullah Ramin; along with Governor Gulab Mangal and U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Ambassador Dell, broke ground today on a civilian airfield in Helmand Province. This project will bolster Helmand Province’s capacity to fly air freight as well as civilian passengers to the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 1:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Today, U.S. Ambassador William Wood, Minister of Public Health Dr. S.M. Amin Fatamie, Minister of Finance Anwar-ul Haq Ahady, and USAID Director Dr. Michael Yates signed an agreement to give an estimated $218 million in new assistance directly to the Afghan Ministry of Public Health of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 1:30am
HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN- In support of Afghanistan’s Master Plan for Agriculture, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing licit alternatives to growing poppy in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province through a planting project that takes advantage of the high returns currently being seen globally for corn and peanut crops.
Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 1:15am
HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN- USAID efforts to establish a commercial poultry facility in Helmand Province hit a significant milestone with the successful transport of 5,000 day-old layer and broiler chicks to Lashkar Gah earlier this week.


Last updated: March 08, 2016

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