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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

Hannover, Germany – Sixteen of Afghanistan’s top carpet and rug traders showcased their finest samples and signed a number of major deals with international buyers at Domotex, a leading tradeshow for the floor coverings industry, thanks to USAID. The tradeshow, held from January 14-17 at the Exhibition Grounds in Hannover, Germany drew more than 45,000 visitors from more than 80 nations, and will help Afghan carpets gain increased international exposure.

“Domotex is a trend setter for the industry and Afghanistan is playing its part in setting the tone,” said Afghanistan’s Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industries Mohammad Qurban Haqjo. “Afghanistan’s participation in the world’s largest floor coverings tradeshow not only contributes to the country’s economy; it serves as an opportunity for Afghanistan to represent itself as a unique and trustworthy brand in the global carpet industry.”

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
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.
 
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. 
 
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.
 
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 2:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The Afghanistan Court Administration System (ACAS), Afghanistan’s new case information management system jointly developed by the Supreme Court and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), was presented to President Hamid Karzai on September 10, 2008.
 
The presentation of ACAS was part of the Supreme Court’s annual update on the status of Afghanistan’s judiciary, held at the Office of the President and attended by the Chief Justice and members of the Supreme Court.
 
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 2:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Since opening its doors on August 27, 2008, the Independent National Legal Training Center Law Library (INLTC) membership has grown to over 200 members.
 
The library, which was designed and developed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), now counts attorneys, Supreme Court staff members, judges, and judicial candidates, as well as members of the law and Sharia faculties at Kabul University, among its membership.
 

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