International chamber of Commerce (ICC), through a letter, informed Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan about opening its branch in Kabul.
Decision regarding the establishment of a branch of international chamber of commerce in Kabul was made in ICC’s World Council 205th meeting in São Paulo city of Brazil on June 15, 2016. After this decision, this organization will be named as ICC Afghanistan. By opening the branch of this organization in Kabul, cooperation of Afghanistan’s private sector will be extended with other members of this organization and results in strengthening Afghanistan’s trade relations with the other nations of the world. In this letter, while congratulating Afghan government, this organization showed its readiness to further cooperate with private sector in Afghanistan. It is worth mentioning that the International Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business organization with over 6.5 million members in over 130 countries. Members of this organization are comprised of the major international companies, small and medium commercial enterprises, trade unions and regional chambers of commerce throughout the world. The basic purpose of ICC is to support economic growth through promoting trade and investment and facilitate economic services and goods in international markets.