ASHGABAT (TCA) — Turkmenistan has opened a trade house in Mazari-Sharif city in Afghanistan’s Balh Province in an effort to expand the country’s economic cooperation with Afghanistan, the State News Agency of Turkmenistan reported.
It is a joint project of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan and Afghan private companies, with the support of government structures of both countries.
Heads of administration of Balh Province, representatives of the Afghan Foreign Ministry and other governmental organizations, business circles of Afghanistan, diplomatic missions and mass media attended the opening ceremony.
After the cutting of the symbolic ribbon, the participants of the event looked at the variety of goods presented in the new trading house. The shelves of the trading center, which occupies two floors, present various food and industrial goods produced in Turkmenistan.
Together with Turkmen textile and traditional carpets, they include products of the fledgling Turkmen electronic industry, which is being formed today under the state program for import substitution and improvement of the country’s export potential.
Afghan consumers have appreciated the quality of Turkmen food products, including confectionary, natural juices, canned fruits and vegetables.
Mazari-Sharif also hosted a meeting of Turkmen entrepreneurs with Afghan businessmen where future steps for the development of business contacts and bilateral trade, joint forums and exhibitions, information exchange in economic and investment spheres were discussed.
The Turkmen delegation also had talks with the leaders of Balh Province to discuss cooperation issues.