Date: May 15, 2018
Venue: Ministry of Industry and Commerce
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC) and Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AWCCI) on May 15, 2018. The MoU singed by H.E. Ms. Kamila Sediqi, Deputy of Trade Affair Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC) and Ms. Afsana Rahimi Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AWCCI). The gathering for signing MoU was attended by Directors of MoIC including Ms. Elaha Shaheen Director of Export Promotion Agency, Mr. Said Saeedy Director General of International Trade, Mr. Zabiullah Modaber Director of WTO Affairs, Mr. Nabizada Director of International Trade Agreement and Director of Legal Affair, Ms. Manizha Wafeq President and Co-Founder of AWCCI, Mr. Zia-ul-Haq Wazirzai President of Paktia Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Wazirzai Group, Ms. Parwarish Oryakhail Business Development Services Director, Ms. Freshta Sarwari Board of Directors and Ms. Shazia Stanekzai Public and International Relations officer of AWCCI were also among the participants.
Ms. Kamila Sediqi welcomed the attendees and added that MoIC has close cooperation with AWCCI. By signing this MoU our cooperation will enhanced and we hope that will bring positive changes in women entrepreneurs’ life.
In her words, Ms. Afsana Rahimi praised Ms. Kamila Sediqi’s work and activities. Ms. Manizha Wafeq also expressed her gratitude by signing the MoU. Ms. Wafeq thanked Ms. Kamila Sediqi for her nonstop cooperation with AWCCI also she thanked and praised Mr. Zia-ul-Haq Wazirzai for his cooperation to equip AWCCI zone offices.
Mr. Wazirzai also thanked Ms. Kamela Sediqi’s cooperation with private sector and hoped for the sustainability of it. He added that the AWCCI efforts for facilities provided to women entrepreneur are appreciated.
It is worth Mentioning that the purpose of signing this MoU is that, MoIC will provide a room in four zone Directorates of Commerce of MoIC (Balkh, Herat, Kandahar, and Nangarhar) to AWCCI zone offices to proceed their activities and AWCCI team will be mainstream from all business affairs.