India will be a great market for war-torn Afghanistan which can sell several products here, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today. Inaugurating the India-Afghanistan Trade and Investment Show here, Jaitley said it is the nation which has shown a tremendous amount of resilience to face crisis and to emerge out of it. “I am sure that India will be a great market for Afghan businesses to try and market these goods itself,” he said, adding the neighbouring country can sell products like dry fruits and precious stones. The show, he said, will offer a great platform for businesses of both the countries to interact and explore investment possibilities. The show will feature Afghan entities from the economy, agriculture, health, education, gender and energy sectors seeking trade and investment opportunities with India, along with the CEOs of major Indian and US companies.
Popular consumer goods from Afghanistan like carpets, gemstones, marble, saffron, dried fruits and nuts will also be on display. “Expansion of trade has been win win situation for all the counteries…I am quite certain not only a win win for both the countries but help Afghanistan in enabling its economy stand firm and on stronger footing,” he said. Jaitley also said once the Chabahar Port in Iran gets operational, it will open huge opportunities and also provide a route to Afghanistan.