USAID workshop in Tashkent supports Afghan-Uzbek cross-border trade


TASHKENT -- The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting private-sector led economic growth in Afghanistan by hosting a week-long workshop to promote trade between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan, the US embassy in Uzbekistan said in a statement Thursday (July 18).

Uzbekistan has worked to help Afghanistan build prosperity and defuse the appeal of extremism.

The "Facilitating Trade, Promoting Economic Growth" workshop is set to run July 14 to Saturday (July 20) in Tashkent, according to the US Department of Commerce.

Officials from the European Union, WTO, the International Trade Centre and the International Road Transport Union will lead presentations and panel discussions.

Participants included more than 30 Afghan government officials, 65 Afghan private sector companies and members of the Uzbek Customs Committee and the Uzbek Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade.

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