Afghanistan Participates at PDAC 2021-International Stage

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Ottawa- March 10, 2021

A virtual session entitled “Afghanistan: Investment opportunities in the extractive industry” was hosted today by the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum of Afghanistan (MoMP) as part of PDAC 2021.

The event included introductory remarks by Ambassador Hassan Soroosh; a keynote speech by Minister Mohmmad Haron Chakhansuri of MoMP; presentations by Deputy Minister Mohammad Ateeq Zaki of MoMP; Mr. Attaullah Nasib, Director General of Afghanistan Investment Facilitation Unit; Mr. Kabir Khan Isakhel, Chief Legal Advisor to the President as well as a message from Dr. Andrew Forrest, Chairman of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. 

The session presented the roadmap to develop a sustainable extractive industry in Afghanistan, bankable investment projects and opportunities as well as the legal framework for the extractive industry in the country.

The Q&A session was moderated by Counselor Azim Wardak from the Embassy of Afghanistan.

A video of this virtual session will be available on our pages very soon.

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