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Hamid KarzaiPresident 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.

promessing economyAt 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.

BalkhA newly-built underground market was inaugurated in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, officials said on Wednesday.

KhowstConstruction work on a building for the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) was launched in southeastern Khost province on Wednesday.

KarakulSeventy 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.

HAmid Karzai in DohaPresident Hamid Karzai has urged Qatari entrepreneurs to exploit the opportunities offered by his administration and invest in Afghanistan, his office said on Sunday.