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U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, P. Michael McKinley, honors 34 Afghan small and medium enterprises.
November 18, 2015

Kabul, November 18, 2015 – The United States Ambassador P. Michael McKinley and the Director of the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Development Directorate of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry; Mr. Ahmad Zia Sayed Khaili, recognized 34 Afghan small and medium enterprises that successfully completed investment partnerships with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Assistance in Building Afghanistan by Developing Enterprise (ABADE) program.

The ceremony took place at the United States Embassy on November 17, during the Global Entrepreneurship Week.  Together, they have invested 46 million dollars in expanding their businesses to create 3,500 jobs in the Kabul area over the next several years. The 34 companies range from food manufacturing and agribusiness, clothing and furnishings production, construction materials production, metal fabrication, steel mills, to carpentry, digital printing and geoscience services.

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Last updated: November 18, 2015

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