President's Words
Anybody that takes one step from imports to production and enables exports, he indeed takes a big step forward to a stable Afghanistan. Industrialists are not only the government’s development partners, but are partnering the country toward achieving stability.

Words

By ensuring peace, we are strongly willing to move from dark chapter of 40-year conflict to the chapter of reconciliation, prosperity, progress in which Afghanistan stands on its own feet.

Connectivity is the core goal of people, government and economic stratum of Afghanistan. We are the people seeking for connectivity, not separation. We neither want division nor isolation; we want connection and cooperation. Opening of Lapis Lazuli corridor doesn’t signify closure of other routes between Afghanistan and South Asia; in reverse, Lapis Lazuli links South Asia with Central Asia, the Caucasus and Europe.

“Justice” forms the basis of an Islamic System. The government is strongly determined to ensure justice and put an end to all deprivations across the country.

We believe that the combination of industrialists, the state and society create the virtuous triangle of Afghanistan’s stability and welfare in which the Afghan industrialists are the base, because the countries themselves must be producers to exist. Our industrialists are the main element that embody our economic prospects and policies.

Each step for peace must be taken clearly. Peace does not come in darkness and sneakily, but by Afghans’ endeavor and our unity and solidarity.

Geographically located at the heart of Asia and a historical gateway to the Indian subcontinent, Afghanistan is poised to function as an Asian Roundabout. It is not aid, but market access, transit investment and regional cooperation that we seek to assume our rightful place in the rank of developmental states and countries and serve as an anchor of international and regional stability.

To overcome our inherited problems of corruption, poor governance and limited utilization of our human and natural capital, we are accelerating the implementation of a comprehensive agenda of reform. Through a generational change in leadership and management, we are transferring authority and power to a capable dynamic group of young Afghan men and women.