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Exports Through Afghanistan-China Rail Link To Start Soon

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  1. Tokhme khar

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    Exports Through Afghanistan-China Rail Link To Start Soon
    Officials said exports through the Sino-Afghan rail link will start in the near future.

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    Officials from the Afghan government, private sector and embassy of China at a ceremony in Kabul on Thursday said problems around the “Sino-Afghan Special Railway Transportation” have been resolved and exports through the trade route will start in the near future.

    According to Afghanistan’s Railway Authority, the railway line was inaugurated in August 2016 and the first train from the route arrived in Hairatan Port in the northern Balkh province in November 2017.

    However, so far, Afghan investors have not been able to send their goods through the railway line.

    “We believe that this trade route will strengthen bilateral ties between Afghanistan and China, especially under the framework of the Belt and Road initiative,” said Hassan Sorush, head of economic cooperation department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    “Afghanistan is enough flexible to take steps in line with the region’s benefits. We also expect beneficial cooperation in trade and transit ties in the region,” said Khan Wali Basharmal, technical deputy head for the Administrative Office of President.

    Representatives of Chinese companies in Afghanistan said Uzbekistan has decreased the fee for the railway and it will help traders to use the trade route for exporting and importing goods.

    “The problems with Uzbekistan have been resolved to some extent. Uzbekistan has decreased the taxes to a minimum,” said Ainuddin Najman, representative of Beijing Ming Management & Technology Co., Ltd (BMMT).

    According to officials, Zhejiang Universal Post Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd is also involved in trade through the rail line along with BMMT.

    Meanwhile, China’s commercial attaché to Afghanistan Deyan said the Belt and Road initiative has increased Afghanistan-China trade values to $1 billion per year.

    “Afghanistan has benefited a lot from China’s Belt and Road initiative. From November 2018 up to now, China, based on an intra-state agreement, has imported 1,200 tons of pine nuts valued $40 million,” said Deyan.

    An official of Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) said trade through the railway line is faced with some problems inside Afghanistan despite that many issues in this respect have been addressed.

    “Around 500 big wagons that have arrived in Hairatan Port, are stopped there for 16 days and are not allowed to unload. It is deliberately being asked from Uzbekistan government to deteriorate its relations with us,” the ACCI Acting Director Khan Jan Alokozay said.

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    Taliban be saying: Come to PAPA!
     
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    None of Afghanistan's neighbors want to see the talibs back in Kabul, probably with your exception.

     
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    I think it is inevitable, the writing is on the wall, one can choose to ignore it but its there.
     
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    That would be impressive all-around.
     
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    No its not. The US is going no where fast, and Iran will ensure those people who sit on the dirt and eat with the feet, beat their women for showing their ankles and force them to stay home and not get an education, stay the hell out of being a part of the gubment in Kabul.

     
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    Nobody does not even US.
    But 17 years and few trillion dollars later it is reevaluating its thoughts.
    You cannot simply marginalize a significant section of the society and pretend that they do not exist.
     
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    Okay!
     
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    pakistan should link itself with afghan china rail line as well. we can keep india at bay but afghans and iranians deserve linkages
     
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    if they actually attached passenger cars to the train and took all their refugees living in Pakistan?
     
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    No it's not OK. If you back the jahel talibs then you put yourselves at odds with both Russia and China, not to mention the entire CIS republics too, let alone Iran or the US or hendi.

    Nobody wants to see jahel people in the gubment.

     
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    Well I think we know what interest China has in transportable Afghan exports....it isn't tourism. :coffee:
     
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    we just want these ppl outta country. Let someone else deal with it.
     
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    what about your mullahs