Afghan President met with a number of Qatari traders in the capital city, Doha and said Afghanistan was an underground-resources rich country, the presidential palace said Sunday.
The president discussed the available investment opportunities such as urbanization, energy supply, tourism, banking and running hotels in Afghanistan, where he said eye-catching developments had taken place in the past.
“Afghanistan’s future had been guaranteed as the country’s relations with the US and other world nations such as China and India are growing”, the president said.
China had invested in the country’s mining the greatest copper reservoir by $4.5 billion and India with $11 billion is expected to exploit iron mine, Karzai said adding he welcomes the Qatari traders to invest in Afghanistan.
He said no investment had still suffered loss from insecurity in Afghanistan, and in addition the investment opportunities would get doubled when the peace process is strengthened in the country.
Meanwhile, the Qatari Chief of Chamber of Commerce, Sheikh Ali Ben-e-Abdullah Sani said his office will send a professional delegation to assess the investment opportunities from near in order to encourage the traders to invest in Afghanistan.
The Afghan minister of mines would soon leave for Qatar to discuss a proper investment opportunities on mining with that country’s investors.