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Afghanistan as Partner Country at India International Trade Fair

Afghanistan as Partner Country at India International Trade Fair

Afghanistan seeks unique opportunity in the India International Trade fair as a partner country that begins in New Delhi from 14 November, 2018 supported by India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), Government of India. IITF is essentially an important pathway for Afghanistan to showcase their products, explore business relationships and to establish competitive edge in the growing markets across the region. Afghanistan has been participating in IITF since 2005 that has created niche for buyers and sellers which are appropriate to enhance business relations with different countries. Forty-Eight Afghanistan pavilion displayed dried fruits, saffron, spices, carpets, gems and jewellery and handicrafts including 12 stalls by Afghan women. Afghanistan has taken the lead to win the Silver medal for ‘Excellence in Display’ at the 37th IITF last year. 80 Afghan stalls including 32 women stalls had made marvelous entry at IITF in 2017.

This 14 day long exhibition is an initiative to reach global markets and prospective buyers and sellers. This exhibition’s vision is to unlock Afghanistan’s potential for economic empowerment. Afghanistan will hold prominent position in the global market for agricultural, handicrafts, spices, carpets, gem stones and jewelry partnering with India.

It is important to note that such exhibition creates new opportunities for Afghanistan in bringing countries closer to achieve shared objectives. India and Afghanistan hold very good economic and social relationship with each other. Being an emerging economy in South Asia, Afghanistan and India’s agricultural sector is a complementary to each other. In this exhibition buyers and sellers from Afghanistan and India grab marvelous opportunity to enhance trade ties between them that will mark a significant tie of both the nations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s model of holistic development is themed ‘Rural Enterprises in India’ for this year’s 38th edition of India International Trade Fair 2018. ‘’Rural Enterprises in India’ seems befitting as it will highlight the issues of rural artisans, craftsmen, farmers, market linkages, marketability among others and many more. It also explicitly features new avenues of trade and skill development, focusing on reforms and policy initiatives in diverse fields. The IITF is participated by 17 foreign countries including Afghanistan, China, Hong Kong, Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Tunisia, Vietnam and UAE with 800 participants from States/Government Departments, domestic and International companies participated in the event. Jharkhand is the ‘Focus State’ and ‘Focus Country’ is Nepal. The event will conclude by 27 November, 2018.