Turkmenistan has expressed willingness to invest in the Afghan marble industry, Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
According to a statement published on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, Turkmenistan has shown interest in invest in the Afghanistan marble industry and export marbles back to Turkmenistan.
The statement further added that the discussion was raised when the Afghan Foreign Minister, Mohammad Haneef Atmar met with Turkmenistan’s Foreign Minister, Rashid Muradov.
The Afghan Foreign Ministry has also expressed its optimism about Turkmenistan investing in the Afghan marble industry, saying that Turkmenistan can become a good market for the Afghan marble industry.
According to MOF, Afghanistan has over $200 billion worth of marble resources.
Afghanistan has got huge resources of marbles in Herat, Helmand, Badakhshan, Logar, Kabul, Bamyan, Herat, Faryab, Wardak, Nangarhar, Paktia, Parwan and Samangan provinces.
According to earlier reports. by the western media, Taliban have been engaged in illegal trade of marble industry in Afghanistan, the income through this resource are spent in fueling the Taliban’s war machine against the Afghan government.