Iran and Afghanistan Joint Committees Agree to Increase Imports and Exports

Bayan News – The Economic Deputy of the Taliban announced the holding of the first preliminary meeting of the joint committees between Afghanistan and Iran.

According to the economic deputy’s newsletter published on Monday (January 7th), it states that in this meeting, discussions were held regarding trade and transit relations between the two countries, and the joint committees have agreed to increase the level of trade and transit by extending the working hours of customs from eight to sixteen hours.

Based on this newsletter, the members of the joint committees of Afghanistan and Iran have also agreed to increase exports and imports between the two countries, with the daily number of freight trucks increasing from 550 to 1,200.

The economic deputy of the Taliban stated in the newsletter: “In order to develop trade, both parties have also canceled some of the specified fees. Iran has canceled $104 and Afghanistan has canceled 5,000 Afghanis in transit fees.”

It is worth mentioning that the first meeting of the joint committees between Iran and Afghanistan took place following the recent visit of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the economic deputy of the interim government of Kabul, to Iran.

During his visit to Iran, Mullah Baradar had signed five trade and transit agreements with Iranian officials.

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