Economic Commission: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs should conduct meetings with Qatar to regulate and control Kabul Airport

April 7, 2022

The Economic Commission, headed by the First Deputy Prime Minister, Mullah Abdul Ghani Beradar Akhund, had instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) to give the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) a deadline for the finalization of contract about organizing Kabul Airport.

Kabul Airport, which has been operated by Qatari airlines for more than six months, has not yet been officially contracted to regulate, control, and repair its airspace. Earlier, the Turkish and Qatari foreign ministries said that they want to take over the above-mentioned responsibility for Kabul Airport jointly through an official agreement/contract.

In order to grant emergency visa facilities at the Kabul Airport for foreign investors, the Economic Commission also instructed the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Interior, Trade and Industry, and the Directorate General of Intelligence to create a special joint desk to provide these services.

Many foreign investors who want to invest in Afghanistan say that when they come to Afghanistan, they face various problems in countries where Afghan embassies and consulates do not have an official and accredited diplomat from the Islamic Emirate.

After detailed discussions at the regular meeting of the Economic Commission, a delegation led by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry was tasked to travel to Russia for discussing the shortage of wheat and flour in Afghanistan and the consequent rise in their prices.