President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with a number of Afghan merchants during his stay in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arabic Emirates (UAE) here yesterday morning, a presidential statement said.
According to the statement, Haji Obaidullah head of the Afghan Merchants’ Union, on behalf of Afghan merchants in UAE spoke related to the problems and proposals of the Afghan businessmen, asking government to do more in providing security to merchants, decreasing of custom taxes, increasing of chicken meat production, creating of chain supermarkets and implementation of the infrastructural project, including generation of electricity.
In the meeting, Habib Gulzar and Haji Daoud representing the Afghanistan International Bank thanked President Ghani for his attention towards investment in the country. Hearing the problems and proposals of the Afghan businessmen in UAE, the president thanked their support of investment in Afghanistan, adding government would spare no effort to ease investment opportunity for them inside the country.
Enumerating a number of government’s achievements in infrastructure, investment, energy and establishment of the factories, the president said that further investment opportunities have been provided across the country.
The president lauded establishment of chain supermarkets and increasing of chicken meats’ production, adding such measure would decrease import of chicken from abroad. The president also said that the National Procurement commission has given priority to the domestic products.