Peace paves way for greater investment: President Ghani

KABUL: In a consultative meeting with leading traders on peace process in Afghanistan, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said peace can pave the way for great investment opportunities in Afghanistan and that the reconciliation process could not be hidden from the public, a statement from the Presidential Press Office said on Thursday.
The meeting was attended by acting Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) Chairman Khan Jan Alokozay, Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry chairman Manizha Wafiq, Chamber of Industry and Mines chairman Sherbaz Kaminzada and an investor Zabihullah Ziarmal, who welcomed the president’s efforts about the peace process, the statement added.
The trader representatives said peace was a need which could pave the ground for investment and economic development.They stressed protection of traders and investors in the country and asked the president to focus more on attracting investments and they would support the government in this regard.
President Ghani thanked the traders for sharing their views with him and said the peace process could not be kept secret from the public eyes.
The government has announced the names of its peace negotiators and the consultative board tasked with collecting views from all segments of the society about peace, he said as quoted in the statement.
“Investors and the government are helpers of each other, we ought to work decisively for economic development of the country until 2024, so our country becomes an exporting nation,” the president said.
The Kabul Times

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