Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Kabul to Open Diplomatic Office in City

Our CorrespondentKolkata: Kabul is going to open a consul general’s office in Kolkata soon, said SM Ahmadi, economic counsellor of the Afghanistan government. “The office will be set up at New Town,” he said on the sidelines of an event in the city today. Ahmadi was accompanied by his deputy of the foreigner’s visa section, Homayun Kamgar. 

SM Ahmadi (left) in the city today
The main aim of the consul general’s office will be to forge better relations with West Bengal and India, in the fields of bilateral trade, education, skill development and sharing of infrastructure.    

Ahmadi said: “We are interested to get the proposed memorandum of understandings (MoUs) signed between MCC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Balk Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kabul, Export Promotion Agency, Afghanistan.”

It may be recalled, Shaida Mohammad Abdali, the Afghanistan ambassador to India, had said last year that the volume of Indo-Afghan trade could reach $3 billion within a short time once the proposed bilateral trade agreements becomes operational.