India to host Afghanistan investment summit

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) India will Thursday host an investment summit focusing on Afghanistan, aiming to attract foreign investment into the war-ravaged nation, a statement said.

The summit, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) with support from the governments of India and Afghanistan, comes in the light of new opportunities opening up in various sectors in neighbouring country, according to the Indian ministry of external affairs (MEA).

The summit will include presentations by Afghanistan government and others on the investment climate and opportunities there, apart from panel discussions on cross-cutting issues as well as sector specific themes.

Potential regional and international investors, including companies from India, will participate in the event.

The ‘Delhi Investment Summit on Afghanistan’ is being organised in line with India’s long-term commitment to assisting the people and government of Afghanistan as they build a peaceful, pluralistic, democratic and prosperous Afghanistan, the MEA release said.