China to resume issuing visas to Afghans

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) says that the process of issuing visas to China to Afghan citizens will begin in two days, and that applications can be sent to the Chinese Embassy in Kabul.

At the same time, Kabul’s efforts for foreign investment in various sectors continues, the IEA said.

According to the Ministry of Energy and Water, it will try to provide facilities for foreign investment in the country.

Officials said that now, more so than ever before, investment opportunities are available in Afghanistan in the water and power sectors.

The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI) says that there should be a mechanism to attract investment and that there should be trust between investors and government institutions so that the efforts to attract investment are not wasted.

Experts say that in order for the Ministry of Energy and Water to attract foreign investment, it should ensure projects meet global standards so that foreign investors can invest in Afghanistan’s water sector in particular.

Meanwhile, the resumption of visa issuance for China comes after business owners have repeatedly called for the to happen – after China shut down the service 19 months ago.

Currently, the only two countries that are issuing visas as per usual in Afghanistan are Pakistan and Iran.