Mr. Arash Younosi the chairman of BCCI met with H.E Ambassador of Republic of Kazakhstan Kabul. In the following meeting both side exchanged views about the commercial and economical relation of Afghanistan and Kazakhstan. Ambassador of Republic of Kazakhstan emphasized on expansion & strengthening of Cordial between Afghanistan & Kazakhstan. in the last both parties promised to extend their cooperation and bring more facilities for both countries business society.
Its schedule that 14th annual Afghan-American conference summit will be held in Washington D.C of United States of America on 29th April 2019. Hence, on 28th Feb 2019 the board member of Afghan-America chamber of commerce with the close coordination of Balkh chamber of commerce & industries had a meeting with Balkh business society. In this meeting they shared a very brief information about the following conference & Event which will take place in Washington D.C to Balkh business society as well both side exchanged views and ideas about bringing of more facilities to improve and expand the relation and investments in Balkh Province. In last Board member of BCCI on behalf Balkh and North Zone Business Community appreciated from conducting of such conferences for expanding of business relation and showed their full support.

Mr. Arash Younosi the chairman of Balkh Chamber of Commerce & Industries alongside other businesspersons from different sector had a meeting with Ms. Kamila Siddiqi Minister of Commerce & Industries and Mr. Seroos Ulaaf Delegate of President on economy sector in Balkh Chamber of commerce & industries building.

In the beginning Mr. Younosi welcomed Minister of Commerce & Industries and Delegate of President to Balkh province, and in the following meeting they discussed about the challenges, opportunities, investments, transit problems of private sector and businesspersons in Balkh province.

Ms. Kamila Siddiqi said that the government is working hard to create & bring more facilities for the private sector to create new routes of export to foreign countries and their main objective from this meeting is to exchange ideas and discuss about the opportunities and challenges that the private sector is facing them.

Following that, Mr. Seroos Ulaaf added that the Government is working hard to raise Afghanistan economy and make them exporter country and export its products to worldwide through Air Corridors and Land Corridors.

In the last, Board of Director BCCI alongside the Minister of Commerce & Industries and Delegate of President visited from Tak Dry Fruits company.

In Kunduz Province, 35 Raisin houses worth 16 million Afghanis are inaugurated. Each Raisin house has the capacity of converting 5-7 MTs of grapes to raisin. Also, each house cost 8800 $, of which 75% is paid by MAIL through NHLP program and 25% is paid by the Farmers.

Mr. Nasir Qasimi the Ceo of BCCI met with Ms. Tracy Mitchell the Senior Global Practice Specialist on Agriculture, Agribusiness and Food security from DAI (USAID).

In the following meeting they discussed about export of afghan dry and fresh fruits to abroad through air corridor which is opened recently from Balkh to Istanbul and other European cities by Turkish airline as well they discussed about opportunities as well challenges that private sector is facing and both side emphasized and  agreed on future mutual cooperation.

Alchin bridge which is located in Kunduz province in North zone of Afghanistan and connect Afghanistan with Tajiskitan has reconstructed by Kunduz Directorate of Public works and financial Support of Germany.

This bridge is one of the important economical route in Afghanistan.

In the following meeting they discussed about business relation & Opportunities among two countries, specially about creation of air corridor between Balkh & New Delhi in order to export the dry and fresh fruits of north zone provinces to India and both side emphasized on strengthen & expansion of mutual cooperation.

Balkh – Istanbul and other European cities air corridor officially inaugurated during a ceremony in the the presence of Balkh Governor, BCCI Chairman & board members, Deputy of ministry of Commerce & Industries, Consulate General of Turkey in Mazar-i-Sharif, Chairman of Balkh provincial council on 9th Jan 2019 at the Maulana Jalaluddin Mohammad Balkhi Airport in Mazar-i-sharif.

Balkh chamber of Commerce & Industries on behalf of Balkh business community welcome and show its full support on the government plan & policies of export through air corridors and want from businessmen to use from this immense opportunity.

In the first flight of air corridor 5 ton dry fruits contain of 2 ton raisins & 3 ton dry mulberries exported to London through Turkish Airline by Tak dry fruit process & packaging Company.

Women Bazaar Exhibition

On 4th Nov 2018, Women Bazaar Exhibition inaugurated in the presence of Vice Governor of Balkh, Mr. Khairuddin Mayel board member of ACCI, Mr. Nasir Qasimi Ceo of BCCI and other Governmental & Private sector authorities by cutting the ribbon in Rabia Balkhi Market.

The Following Exhbition was conducted by BCCI and financial & technical support of GIZ-SEDEP and coordination of BWCCI, Balkh Directorate of Women affairs and Balkh Directorate of Commerce & Industries in order to display the Afghani products & handicrafts to the market, the Women Bazaar exhibition continued for five days.

On 29th October 2018 Mr. Arash Younosi the chairman of Balkh chamber of commerce & industries and Mr. Masoud Qayumi the chairman of ASTRAS company along with Afghan business delegation attended The Russian Halal Expo 2018, invited by the Russian-Afghan Bussiness Council.

In the sideline of exhibition Mr. Younosi and Mr. Qauymi along business delegations from Balkh province had a meeting with the deputy chairman of Russia chamber of commerce & industries and Russia-Afghanistan business council in Moscow,In the following meeting both the parties discussed and emphasized on mutual cooperation and to create more facilities for both side business society. During a meeting with board of members of Russian-Afghan business council both the parties discussed the future plans of Afghan-Russian trade house and promised to implement the future programs and events. As well Mr. Younosi met with the wood and chicken businessmen and discussed about the export of wood & chicken to Afghanistan, and export of Afghan dry fruits specially raisins to Russian Federation.

In the dynasty of this program a MoU signed between Russia Railway (RZD) and ASTRAS company for their worthwhile & good services for Afghan traders, as in the following MoU Russia Railway (RZD)is committed to create more facilities to ASTRAS company and through them to Afghan business community.

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