Iran, China to be connected via Afghanistan: Ghani

Pajhwok –  President Ashraf Ghani on Monday said expanding Afghanistan’s relations with central Asian countries would bring about many facilities to trade and transit spheres, a statment from the Presidential Palace said.

President Ghani during a meeting with World Bank (WB) Vice President for South Asia Region, Annette Dixon, said the unity governmet was committed to reforms in all spheres.

The president said reforms had been brought to judicial organs and other sectors including mining. While referring to his goverment efforts about regional connectivity, the president said said construciton of railway tracks between Kunduz and Mazar-i-Sharif would connect Iran and China through Afghanistan.

He said Afghanistan’s strengthening relations with central Asian countries would help facilitate the country’s trade and tranist sectors.

Ghani said he had many programmes for managing waters of the country and their implementation would improve agriculture and electricity production.

Annette Dixon assured of the bank’s continued economical and development support to Afghanistan, saying South Asian countries would be encouraged to expand tranist and trade ties with Afghnistan.