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First tranche of Afghan pine nuts in 2021 leaves for China

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Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.

A chartered flight took off from Kabul International Airport on Sunday, October 31 carrying 45 tons of quality Afghan pine nuts to China.

The Kabul-based Chinese embassy in a statement said that despite the air transport limitations that are globally imposed due to COVID-19, they have overcome numerous difficulties with Afghanistan to resume chartered flights.

The statement reads that the shipment will bring happiness to the Afghan people and good taste to the people in China.

Afghanistan as the biggest producer of pine nuts in the world exports most of its pine nuts to China every year.

A Taliban spokesperson Bilal Karimi has said that the air corridor between Afghanistan and China resumed on Sunday and the first consignment of pine nuts exported to that country.

In the meantime, the Chinese embassy has also expressed happiness for the resumption of the air corridor and added that this will strengthen trade relations between the two countries.

“China firmly pursues a friendly policy toward all the people of Afghanistan and supports Afghan efforts to restore stability and rebuild the country.” Reads the statement.

China has been one of the key countries in the region that can play a major role in the rebuilding of Afghanistan after the US withdrawal.

The Taliban have also been friendly with the Chinese government and have invited the country to invest and work in Afghanistan.

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