Kabul- Afghanistan (PMG):

India is hosting a four-day mega trade expo of Afghan products in Mumbai from today as part of its commitment to help the war-ravaged nation stand on its own feet.

The second annual ‘Passage to Prosperity: India-Afghanistan International Trade and Investment Show’ is jointly organized by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of India and the Government of Afghanistan. The expo is taking place two days after foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale visited Kabul and reiterated India’s firm support to Afghanistan in further enhancing development cooperation with the war-torn country.

The first such trade show was organized in New Delhi last year. Indian buyers and Afghan vendors signed over $27 million in contracts for raw and processed agricultural products, and a number of Indian buyers and Afghan vendors signed memorandums of understanding valued at nearly $214 million at that expo.

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