Natural Resources Canada and Ministry of Mines and Petroleum of Afghanistan Hold the Second Virtual Information Sharing Session

Ottawa- June 16, 2021
The second virtual information sharing session between the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum of Afghanistan (MoMP) was hosted by the Global Affairs Canada in collaboration with the Embassy of Afghanistan in Ottawa this morning.
Mr. Christopher Gibbins, Executive Director, Afghanistan, and Pakistan Division, GAC, spoke about Canada’s long-term partnership with Afghanistan. He also highlighted the importance of cooperation between NRCan and MoMP in the future in the context of Canada’s long-term commitment to Afghanistan.
Mr. Azim Wardak, Counsellor of the Embassy spoke about the huge potential in the mining sector of Afghanistan as well as the recent reforms undertaken by the government of Afghanistan in this sector. He also highlighted the importance of long-term cooperation between Afghanistan and Canada as a world leader in the mining sector and one of the largest development partners for Afghanistan.
Mr. Luc Leboeuf, Director, International Affairs and Trade Division, NRCan, shared updates from NRCan and moderated the Canadian presentations.
Mr. Abdullah Asifi, Program Implementation Advisor, MoMP, presented an overview of the mining sector in Afghanistan including the recent amendments that have been made in the mining law. He also presented a comprehensive presentation on the mining projects ready for investment in Afghanistan.
The rest of speakers from NRCan presented informative presentations on investment attraction in the mining sector in Canada and the importance of risk mitigation; Canadian institutions in mining sector and overview of mine regulation including site inspection.

Directors and representatives from various sections within MoMP and NRCan participated in this meeting.

Last modified on Thursday, 17/06/2021

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