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India To Help Kabul Build WTO Research Center

India has promised to provide technical assistance to Afghanistan to build a research and training center for the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Kabul, said Musafir Qoqandi, spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI).

“The center will also help train people on the rules and regulations of the WTO,” Qoqandi said.
According to him, the draft for the institute was prepared six months ago and India pledged at a recent meeting to help establish the center. Quoted from (Tolo news).
“We have commercial high schools, but since we have become a member of the WTO, it is important to have the center so we can know about research (being done) on trade and investment,” he added.
Meanwhile, a number of economic affairs analysts said that considering the current situation, the center is crucial for building capacity in this field.

“Our membership to the WTO was a strategic mistake for the country’s economy. We should not have joined the organization. But now that we have joined the WTO, we should use every opportunity available in order to benefit from the membership,” an economic affairs analyst, Samim Sarim, said.

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