Fuel imports through Iran will continue for four months: Ministry

KABUL (TOLOnews): The Ministry of Commerce and Industry said the transit of fuel from various international sources through Iran will continue for the next four months.
Officials of this Ministry said that oil needed by Afghanistan will be imported from Iraq, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Turkmenistan and Russia.
“According to talks between the Minister of Commerce and Industry and Iran’s special envoy for Afghanistan, Hassan Kazimi Qomi, Iran extended the transit of oil materials from their soil to Afghanistan for four months,” said Akhonzada Abdul Salam, a spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Meanwhile, the Chamber of Commerce and Investment said that the increase in imported oil from other countries will decrease the price of fuel in the country.
“As you know, Afghanistan’s transit industry needs fuel from Iranian territory and this will help to decrease fuel prices in the country,” said Mohammad Younus Momand, the acting head of the ACCI.
Meanwhile, some drivers in the capital said that they are faced with challenges because of the high price of fuel in the past year.
“There is no work and the price of fuel is high, we cannot find money for fuel because it is so expensive,” said Muharam Ali, a driver.
Previously, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry signed an oil agreement with Russia, which, according to that agreement, would bring two million tons of oil into the country.