Connect with us

Foreign

Taliban signs deal with Russia to import oil products, gas, wheat

Published

on

 The Taliban signed a provisional deal with Russia for an annual supply of petrol diesel and wheat to Afghanistan The ministry of industry and commerce said on Wednesday that the agreement included the annual purchase of one million tonnes of petrol one million tonnes of diesel half a million tonnes of cooking gas and two million tonnes of wheat Akhundzada Jawad the spokesman of the ministry said the import process was expected to start soon The Taliban said they would pay Russia in roubles The Taliban s acting minister of industry and commerce Nooruddin Azizi who visited Russia last month said that Moscow had offered the Taliban a discount on average global commodity prices Moscow had not commented on the agreement yet If confirmed this would be the first major international trade deal for the Taliban since retaking power last year With an estimated population of around 40 million the war torn nation that was hugely dependent on donations from the international community is suffering from an unprecedented increase in poverty The country remained isolated from the West due to the Taliban s draconian policies against women human rights issues and their refusal to form a representative government Afghanistan is also disconnected from the global banking system No country including Russia had recognised the hardline regime However Russia was among a handful of countries that had kept its embassy in Kabul open NewsSourceCredit NAN
Taliban signs deal with Russia to import oil products, gas, wheat

The Taliban signed a provisional deal with Russia for an annual supply of petrol, diesel and wheat to Afghanistan.

using blogger outreach naija com newspaper

The ministry of industry and commerce said on Wednesday that the agreement included the annual purchase of one million tonnes of petrol, one million tonnes of diesel, half a million tonnes of cooking gas and  two million tonnes of wheat.

naija com newspaper

Akhundzada  Jawad, the spokesman of the ministry said the import process was expected to “start soon.

naija com newspaper


The Taliban said they would pay Russia in roubles.

Nooruddin Azizi

The Taliban’s acting minister of industry and commerce, Nooruddin Azizi, who visited Russia last month, said that Moscow had offered the Taliban a discount on average global commodity prices.

Moscow had not commented on the agreement yet.

If confirmed, this would be the first major international trade deal for the Taliban since retaking power last year.

With an estimated population of around 40 million, the war-torn nation that was  hugely dependent on donations from the international community is suffering from an unprecedented increase in poverty.

The country remained isolated from the West due to the Taliban’s draconian policies against women, human rights issues, and their refusal to form a representative government.

Afghanistan is also disconnected from the global banking system.

No country, including Russia, had recognised the hardline regime.

However, Russia was among a handful of countries that had kept its embassy in Kabul open.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

bet9jaoldmobileapp hausa legit ng site shortner instagram video downloader

NNN is an online Nigerian news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria and the world.Contacti: editor @ nnn.ng. Disclaimer.