Kabul and Ashgabat have signed a contract on gas sales and purchase on the sidelines of the 17th Steering Committee Meeting on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India TAPI Project, the foreign ministry said here on Saturday.
Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Turkmenistan have agreed on creating an autonomous company by September this year for the execution of a long-delayed pipeline project, a media report said.
Minister of Finance Omar Zakhilwal and Minister of Mines Wahidullah Shahrani attended the first Afghan-German Mineral Resource Dialogue in Berlin last week.
Farmers in western Farah province earned one billion afghanis in revenue from exporting 250,000 tonnes of watermelons to different parts of Afghanistan and neighbouring countries, an official said on Sunday.
Kazakhstan Ambassador Omirtay Bitimov on Wednesday asked the private sector of his country to invest in Afghanistan before losing the opportunities.
The British government on Friday announced its plan to create more than 50,000 new jobs for Afghan men and women by 2015 in business, agriculture and textile sectors.