President Karzai Chairs Economic and Agriculture Meeting
Publish Date: Oct 18, 2011
President Hamid Karzai chaired a meeting of senior government officials to discuss economic related issues.
Several issues of national importance including a presentation on measures towards Afghanistan self-sufficiency were discussed in the meeting also attended by Sr. Minister Arsala, National Security Advisor Dr Spanta, Agriculture Minister Asif Rahimi, Finance Minister Zakhelwal, Commerce Minister Ahadi and members of the private sector.
As per the details contained in a presentation by agriculture Minister, Afghanistan can reach considerable economic growth through measures to improve its agri products and food security.
It was suggested in the meeting that for the goal of self-sufficiency, it was important that investment be made in the area of agriculture, export promotion and job creation.
The President termed the measures by the agriculture ministry as vital in ridding Afghanistan of dependence on foreign aid and called for extra efforts in providing for investment and development.
The President also instructed Agriculture Minister to work out a special plan on expansion and improvement of agri products through which economy can further be boosted.