18 March 2019

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Monday March 18, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive (CE) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday met with a number of Indian traders at Sapidar Palace, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.
After signing agreements with Afghan traders in a meeting held in Mumbai of India and attended by CE Abdullah, Indian traders came to Afghanistan to sign four contracts worth $12.5 mln with Afghan traders in terms of public health, establishing diagnostic clinics and training local cadres, according to the agency. The companies’ representatives thanked CE Abdullah, the government of Afghanistan and US administration for international development that paved the way for trade between the two countries’ traders. Welcoming the Indian traders, CE Abdullah appreciated their step on investment in public health sector in the country.

Thursday March 14, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, Acting Minister of Finance and Chief Advisor on Infrastructure to H.E. the President, in order to realize the revenue target, had a meeting with provincial customs authorities.
In the meeting where Deputy Minister of Finance for Customs and Revenue was present, they discussed collection of revenue in a transparent way and completion of the target set in the document of national budget for FY-1397, prevention of merchants smuggling and standardization of customs performances.
In addition, they also talked about regulated customs clearance and enforcement of customs law, procedures and tariffs.
At the end, the provincial customs authorities, in order to meet the goals, signed a commitment letter.
The commitment letter is considered as main criteria of provincial authorities in which based on that Director General of Revenue will evaluate the customs performance at the end of every three months (quarter) and report it to Minister to make necessary decision.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Based on Union of money exchangers in Sari Shahzada, Kabul city, the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
One Dollar                                                              75/30       Afs
One Pound Sterling                                            98       Afs
One Euro                                                            85/20       Afs
One Emirate’s Dirham                                       20Afs
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees                           535      Afs
One Thousand Indian Rupees                              1065       Afs
One Thousand Iranian Rupees                            06/10       Afs

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Laos, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan here in his office yesterday, a statement said.
ADB CEO briefed Dr. Abdullah on Bank’s programs for Afghanistan and the region, saying his organization was ready to invest on infrastructural projects, including renewable energy and economic growth.  He also thanked Afghan government’s support of ADB programs.
Thanking ADB programs, Dr. Abdullah called the organization as one of the partners of Afghan government and praised their development projects in the country, the statement added.
CE Abdullah asked ADB to align their programs in according with Afghan government priorities and help the country in the areas of renewable energy and economic growth.

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