Message of H.E Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani- President of IR Afghanistan
The new government is committed to change Afghanistan from a consuming economy to an exporting source. We pursue establishment of a long lasting and sustainable relationship between government and the private sector that will be based on trust and continuous cooperation. The government is well prepared to cooperate with the private sector to lead the country towards self sufficiency and economic growth. We believe that the country may not experience economic amelioration unless import is substituted with investment in production. Moreover, inter- private sector competition is not sufficient; the government will develop a comprehensive export strategy, offer support to investors, and will take crucial steps to solve the challenges confronting investors.
The new government endeavors to establish a sound investment climate for both domestic and foreign investors so that they could conduct their operations without any potential threat. In addition, the government will undertake a national campaign to market the locally produced goods and evoke a sense of local consumption among the consumers. Finally, addressing the challenges confronting investors, the government in cooperation with the private sector will resolve challenges in visa issuance for expats, bring reform in banking system, improve trade and transit relationship with regional countries and decrease the industrial operation costs ensuring that the capital is in movement inside the country.