Taliban inaugurates ‘Kabul-Shanghai air corridor’

The Taliban, in a statement released on Sunday, announced the inauguration of the “Kabul-Shanghai air corridor.” They emphasized that this corridor will play a pivotal role in enhancing trade between Afghanistan and China.

During a ceremony held in Kabul, Abdul Ghani Baradar, Taliban’s deputy chief minister, encouraged investors to consider investing in Afghanistan, underscoring the significance of domestic investment.

This air corridor connecting Afghanistan and China was originally established in November 2018 during the tenure of the previous president.

According to data from the former government, this air corridor facilitated the daily export of nearly 20 tons of goods from Afghanistan to China, with a particular focus on dried fruits.

Under the previous administration, Afghanistan utilized air corridors to export commercial goods to various destinations, including Russia, Europe, China, and the United Arab Emirates.