President Hamid Karzai has discussed a number of issues of bilateral interest with his Estonian counterpart Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the Presidential Palace in Kabul said on Wednesday.
At 11 per cent, Afghanistan was the fastest growing economy is South Asia last year, outsprinting India (5.4 per cent) and Pakistan (3.8 percent), and giving even the hemisphere’s economic giant, China, (8 per cent) a good run for its money.
Seventy years ago the soft, curly fleece of the karakul lamb was Afghanistan’s biggest export. It sold 2.5 million skins to the United States alone in 1942, earning the foreign currency to finance massive development projects like the Helmand River Valley scheme.
President Hamid Karzai has urged Qatari entrepreneurs to exploit the opportunities offered by his administration and invest in Afghanistan, his office said on Sunday.