Afghan president inaugurates China-Afghanistan air corridor

KABUL, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday inaugurated the China-Afghanistan air corridor to boost trade relations between the two neighboring countries.

“It is expected that 20 tons of pine nuts as the first shipment will be exported to China,” said a statement from the Presidential Palace.

According to the statement, Afghanistan produces 23,000 tons of pine nuts annually and will be exported as Afghan products to the global markets from now on.

Appreciating the air corridor as a landmark in strengthening bilateral relations, president Ghani stated that Aqrab 15 in Afghan calendar, which falls on Nov. 6 would be marked as Pine Nuts National Day each year in Afghanistan, the statement added.

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