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Air corridors with Saudi and Turkey to be inaugurated next week

By Khaama Press - Sat May 12 2018, 4:19 pm

New air corridors between Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia as well as Turkey will be inaugurated next amid ongoing efforts to boost the exports of the country.

A spokesman for the senior presidential aide for banking Samir Rasa informed regarding the planned inauguration of the new corridors as he was updating the government’s ongoing efforts to expand the exports.

Rasa told reporters that the first flight as part of the air corridor agreement between Afghanistan and Turkey will take off next week.

He said around 15 tons of goods will be transported to Turkey during the first flight which will include fruits, carpets, and other trade commodities.

According to Rasa, the first flight as part of the air corridor agreement between Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia will also take place next week.

He said around five tons of goods will be exported in the first flight to Saudi which will include Saffron and other trade commodities.

In the meantime, Rasa said the government is also engaged in boosting the trade of granite and marble.

Rasa further added that the government is working to include the marbles and granite trade in its national exports strategy which will pave the way for the exports of the marbles to China and other countries.

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