GLOBALink | First cargo trucks depart Afghanistan for Europe: official

Source: Xinhua| 2021-10-19 14:40:22|Editor: huaxia

KABUL, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) --The first cargo trucks carrying commercial products from Afghanistan's capital Kabul to Europe departed on Monday, an official confirmed.

The seven-truck convoy has been loaded with 100 tonnes of products including dried fruit, carpets, saffron and handicrafts, according to Mohammad Abdullah Bilall, director of Kabul Customs Office.

The shipment will pass through Central Asian countries via Hairatan port city, along Afghanistan-Uzbekistan border, the official noted.

For Afghan people, the shipment of Afghan commercial products via land is a rare piece of good news in a land-locked country critically affected by drought, conflict, and high food prices.

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