Afghanistan seeks Czech investment in livestock sector

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KABUL (TCA) — Afghanistan intends to attract Czech Republic investors for developing the country’s livestock sector, the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock said this week, Afghan TOLOnews agency reported.

Agriculture Minister Assadullah Zamir, who this week met with his Czech counterpart, said the ministry continues its efforts to attract the attention of Czech business in the agriculture sector in Afghanistan.

He said Afghanistan sees livestock as a key sector for the country’s economy, adding that he has discussed the issue in detail with the Czech Republic’s agriculture minister.

“Livestock, animal breeding in particular, is one of the areas where we can use the Czech Republic’s expertise to improve the sector in Afghanistan. This sector (livestock) has been left untouched in the past two decades,” Zamir added.

At the same event, Czech Republic’s Agriculture Minister Marian Jurečka, who was on a visit to Kabul, said that his trip was aimed at improving cooperation with Afghanistan’s agriculture sector.

“On behalf of the Czech government and on behalf of the ministry of agriculture I would like to say that our task is to support (Afghanistan) not only in the area of security and education but also in the area of development of agriculture projects and this is precisely the purpose of my visit,” he said.

He said he is looking forward to opportunities in which the Czech Republic could partner with Afghanistan.

According to the Afghan agriculture ministry, the Czech Republic has already implemented a number of livestock projects in Afghanistan.

Sergey Kwan

TCA