Azizi calls for stronger trade ties during meeting

KABUL (Agencies): The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s minister of industry and commerce has called for stronger economic relations with Iran.
Addressing businessmen at a meeting in Iran on Tuesday in the Sistan and Baluchestan province of Iran, Nuruddin Azizi is keen on establishing joint projects with Iran he said, noting that the two countries enjoy a common border, culture, and religion.
Azizi’s meeting comes amid growing trade ties between the two countries.
Last week, Tehran opened a permanent trade and expo center in Kabul to showcase Iranian products which aims to encourage bilateral trade between the two countries.
Azizi, who attended the opening ceremony, highlighted the country’s hopes of expanding trade between the two nations. Officials from both countries said that development of sustainable trade and exports was the most important task of this new center.