Afghanistan Private Sector National Conference convened to assess the Challenges, Opportunities, and Set Priorities of this sector for Y-1401

Thu, Mar 03 2022 5:03 PM

The Afghanistan Private Sector National Conference was convened to assess the challenges opportunities and set priorities for the sector for FY-1401 in Kabul Serena Hotel.

Alhaj Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Alhaj Mullah Hedayatullah Badri, Minister of Finance, Nooruddin Azizi, Minister of Industry and Trade, Alhaj Mohammad Yunus Momand, First Deputy Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Haji Mohammad Idris, Governor of Da Afghanistan Bank and many traders and money changers of the country were present.

The conference began with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran. Alhaj Mohammad Yunus Momand, while welcoming the participants, said that today's meeting had been launched to review the activities of the private sector in the past six months and the challenges and opportunities the industry is facing. 

He added that the conference would pave the way for the problems and challenges of the Chamber of Commerce and Industries to be closely shared with the leadership of the Islamic Emirate, and the necessary measures will be taken to solve them.

Subsequently, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the government's economic deputy, said, that I am glad to see you, traders, up close. The country's people used to suffer from insecurity, corruption, and injustice, but now, with God's help, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has come to power. The domain of corruption and injustice has been eliminated, security has reigned in the country, and the ground for investment is provided. We call on traders and investors to come and invest in the country, bring economic growth, and save people from poverty.

Then, Alhaj Mullah Hedayatullah Badri, Minister of Finance, said that we tried to address and solve the problems and challenges the private sector faces through coordination with the representatives of the industry and the relevant departments. He added that the Ministry of Finance is trying to standardize all ports to provide more facilities for Afghan traders and industrialists by solving their problems and providing standard services.


Afterward, the representatives of the private sector shared their problems and challenges with the participants. They made their suggestions for the growth and strengthening of the private sector and the provision of better services to fellow citizens.

In the conference, eight working groups (banking and financial services sector, industry and mining sector, health sector, trade and transport sector, agriculture sector, women entrepreneurs sector, private higher education sector, and handicrafts and carpets sector) discussed the challenges, suggestions and setting priorities and delivered a presentation.

It is worth mentioning that Alhaj Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and Alhaj Mullah Hedayatullah Badri were awarded the High Medal of the Chamber of Commerce and Industries and a letter of appreciation for their services and cooperation.

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