IEA’s charge d’affaires in Moscow to attend Russian economic forum

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (IEA) charge d’affaires in Moscow, Jamal Nasir Garwal, is expected to attend the 25th St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Russia next week.

According to Russia’s state news agency TASS, the summit will take place from June 15 to 18.

SPIEF is an annual event usually hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russia-Global economic and trade development and investment policies are discussed at this forum each year.

TASS stated that the IEA has not yet officially commented on Garwal’s participation.

An official from the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industry said they hope the IEA’s representative focuses on expanding trade relations with Central Asia and Russia at the summit.

Local economists also said they hope Garwal uses the opportunity to attract foreign investors.