Ambassador Dashgin Shikarov: “Azerbaijan is willing to invest one to two billion dollars in Afghanistan in near future”

Ambassador Dashgin Shikarov: “Azerbaijan is willing to invest one to two billion dollars in Afghanistan in near future”
# 15 August 2013 07:55 (UTC +04:00)

Baku. Victoria Dementieva – APA. Azerbaijan is willing to make huge investments in the sectors of oil and mines of Afghanistan, said Azerbaijani Ambassador to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Dashgin Shikarov, APA reports quoting Ariananews agency.

He noted that the Azerbaijani investors had already launched investment in Afghanistan about five years ago but now they were willing to expand their investment.

“Five years ago, an Azerbaijani investor with his Afghan partner invested $30 million dollars in oil refining in Afghanistan and since then, this country has had many achievements in various sectors. And now based on the plans of private and government sector of Azerbaijan, we are willing to invest one to two billion dollars in various sectors of Afghanistan in near future,” Shikarov said.

Meanwhile for the first time, oil refinery of Afghanistan launched at joint oil refinery of Afghan and Azerbaijani businessmen in Mazar-e-Sharif. Currently, 500 tons of crude oil is turned into petrol and diesel at this refinery plant and the plant’s capacity is planned to be increased to one thousand and 500 tons per day.

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