Kabul, Afghanistan


Kabul, the main capital of Afghanistan. Currently there are almost 37,5 million inhabitants in Afghanistan, 2,5 million in Kabul. Almost 85% of the population lives in rural areas. The countryside is of great importance to the nationwide economy. Afghanistan has two official languages; Dari (also called Eastern or Afghan Persian) and Pashto.

In recent years, the Afghan economy has grown at about 3% per year. The Afghan government is committed to energy as the basis for further growth.

Major strides have been made since the beginning of this century, and that offers perspective. Dutch knowledge can contribute to the development of these areas. Almost half of the total export consists of the famous Afghan carpets and rugs. Furthermore, most of the export consists of dried fruit and medicinal plants.

 In 2003, AISA (Afghanistan Investment Support Agency) was established as a “one-stop-shop” for investors. This resulted in an increase in foreign direct investment in Afghanistan, mainly construction, telecommunications and industry. Their mission is to strategically promote Afghanistan as an attractive investment & business destination which will accelerate economic growth.

During this webinar you will learn about Kabul, the leading industries, the way to do business in Afghanistan, export and import opportunities, investment possibilities and how to find the right business partner.

World Trade Center Leeuwarden supports companies with international ambitions and helps to professionalize export and import by offering knowledge and opening new markets by connecting.


  • Introduction by Mr. Evert Jan Schouwstra, WTC Leeuwarden
  • Presenting the region video
  • Presentation about the region
  • Opportunities for dutch companies in the region
  • Cultural differences
  • Q&A

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