Afghan Embassy Economic Counsellor Meets Renewable Energy Senior Official

January 15, 2014

The Economic Counsellor of the Afghan Embassy in New Delhi, Mr. Sayed Mujtaba Ahmadi met with the Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Renewable Energy Mr. Alok Srivastava.

The two sides discussed different issues including building capacity in the renewable energy sector.

Mr. Ahmadi briefed Mr. Srivastava on the renewable energy projects in Afghanistan and discussed the areas of cooperation in the context.

In response Joint Secretary Srivastava expressed the readiness of the government of India to cooperate with Afghanistan in implementing the said projects.

Appreciating the support offered by the authority Mr. Ahmadi considered the completion of the projects as an outstanding achievement under the two countries’ bilateral strategic partnership agreement.

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Afghan Embassy Economic Counsellor Meets Gail India Limited Senior Officials

August 16, 2013

On August 16, 2013 Mr. Sayed Mujtaba Ahmadi Economic Counsellor of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in New Delhi met with Mr. Rajeev Mathur, the Executive Director and Mr. A.K. Gumber DY, the General Manager of Gail India Limited, a company operating in the related areas of natural gas, including exploration and production of petrochemicals, liquid hydrocarbons, city gas distribution and renewable energy.

The interactions between the two sides involved briefings by Mr. Mathur on the areas of activity carried out by his company as well as briefings by Mr. Ahmadi on the vast investment opportunities available in the sector in Afghanistan.

Mr. Mathur expressed readiness to provide support in the said areas.  In response Mr. Ahmadi, expressing appreciation for the company’s pledged support, termed the company’s offer as a valuable contribution to the existing bilateral economic cooperation.

 

Both sides agreed that the Afghan government prepare a proposal determining the areas of cooperation.

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Afghan Embassy Economic Counsellor meets India’s Renewable Energy Senior Official

July 23, 2013

Mr. Sayed Mujtaba Ahmadi Economic Counsellor of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met with Tarun Kapoor Joint Secretary for Renewable Energy of the Ministry of Renewable Energy of the Republic of India on July 23, 2013.

The two sides discussed the possible areas of cooperation between the two countries.  Mr. Ahmadi briefed Mr. Kapoor on Afghanistan’s vast renewable energy potentials, particularly solar energy.

“Given the importance of renewable energy for the modern world, cooperation in the area will open an important chapter of cooperation in the already existing strong bilateral relations between the two countries” said Mr. Ahmadi.

Both sides agreed to pursue the area of cooperation to practical steps.

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Afghan Embassy Economic Counsellor meets India’s Communication and Information Technology Official

July 16, 2013

Mr. Sayed Mujtaba Ahmadi, Economic Counsellor of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in New Delhi met Mr. R. N. Jha Director General for International Relations of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of the Republic of India on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.

Submitting proposals on the possible areas of cooperation to Mr. Jha, Mr. Ahmadi briefed him on the progress made in Afghanistan’s telecommunication sector, as well as the Telecommunication Development Fund (TDF) available to cover rural areas which will total to 95% of the entire country by the end of2014.

The proposals among other areas of cooperation include capacity building programs in the sector.

Reiterating the commitments of India to the bilateral cooperation between the two countries Mr. Jha informed Mr. Ahmadi that India will sign in the near future an MoU on cooperation between the two countries which will involve Telecommunication, E-education and E-governance.

Mr. Ahmadi in response expressed appreciation for the India’s sincere cooperation in the economic development of Afghanistan.

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Indian Agriculture Joint Secretary Pledges Assistance to Afghanistan’s Agriculture Sector

June 19, 2013

The Economic Counsellor of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan- New Delhi Mr. S. Mujtaba Ahmadi met with the Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of India Shri Mukesh Khullar on June 19, 2013.

The two sides discussed and exchanged views on the bilateral cooperation in the field of agriculture.  Briefing Mr. Khullar on the potentials of the sector in Afghanistan Mr. Ahmadi highlighted the four sub-sectors that require assistance, which are Agriculture Research, Agriculture Extension, Mechanisation and Agri-Business.

Mr. Ahmadi also submitted Mr. Khullar a list of proposed projects that has been prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock of Afghanistan for Government of India support.

Subsequently, Mr. Ahmadi presented to Joint Secretary Khullar a list of proposed projects which was prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock.

Mr. Khullar pledged assistance in the agriculture Sector of Afghanistan.

The Afghan Embassy Economic Councilor expressed appreciation for the Indian Government’s support in the development of Afghanistan.

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MoU To Be Concluded Between ACCI and FICCI

June 19, 2013

Mr. Sayed Mujtaba Ahmadi, Economic Counsellor of the Afghan Embassy in New Delhi met with Mr. Gautam Ghosh, Director of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) today.

During this meeting, the two sides discussed and exchanged views on different economic issues. Subsequently, Mr. Ahmadi submitted to Mr. Ghosh the draft MoU on mutual cooperation between Afghanistan Chambers of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) and FICCI.

Mr. Ghosh expressed the readiness of the Indian Government to finalize the MoU as well as a proposed date for signing it in the margin of the Conference on “Doing Business with Afghanistan” due to be held by FICCI in November in New Delhi.

FICCI is also due to hold an Exhibition for the SAARC Member Countries Products in October this year.  Afghan traders have been allotted 15 spaces to display their products. The Exhibition is expected to be a good opportunity for Afghan traders to introduce their products and gain access to a larger market within the SAARC region.

Mr. Ahmadi considered the events organized by FICCI as great opportunities for Afghan traders as well as important steps in strengthening economic ties between Afghanistan and India. He expressed appreciation for the efforts of the Indian Government in regional economic integration

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