Commenting on the situation of trade exchanges between Iran and Afghanistan, Hassan Salimi told ILNA that “the trade between Iran and Afghanistan is ongoing but we didn’t reach the expected level of 2 billion dollars.”
With the rise of the Taliban and the stagnation of trade between Iran and Afghanistan, trade had stopped for about three months due to the closure of borders, but since April this year we have not seen a decrease in trade and it is similar to last year, he said.
He also said that the current level of trade between Iran and Afghanistan is 100 million dollars per month. “While the prediction was that we should reach the number of 1.8 billion dollars a year that means 150 million dollars per month,” he added.
He said most of Iran’s exports to Afghanistan included food stuffs, carpets, fuel, building materials, steel, sheets, and beams.