Anand Sharma to lead business team to Afghanistan

June 28th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Thursday he would soon lead an Indian business delegation to Afghanistan in a bid to enhance economic engagements between the two countries.

“The visit will happen soon. Officials of the two countries will work out the dates,” Sharma told reporters on the sidelines of the Delhi Investment Summit on Afghanistan here.

The day-long summit was organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry in association with the governments of India and Afghanistan.

Sharma asked industry chambers to identify key areas in which businesses of the two countries can enhance cooperation.

The minister is likely to be accompanied by representatives of leading Indian firms and industry lobbies on his visit to Afghanistan.

Afghan ministers, including Foreign Affairs Minister Zalmai Rassoul, Commerce and Industry Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Ahady, Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal and Mines Minister Wahidullah Shahrani, attended the summit.

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