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2 tonnes of pomegranate delivered to UAE by air

2 tonnes of pomegranate delivered to UAE by air

Nov 09, 2017 - 18:57

KABUL (Pajhwok): The export of Afghan fruits by air has launched with two tonnes of pomegranates delivered to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from Kandahar City, a statement from the Presidential Economic Advisory Office said on Thursday.

“The Afghan traders sent two tonnes of pomegranates to the UAE from Kandahar Airport to Dubai International Airport and this process may expand with three cargo flights in a week,” according to the statement.

The process would formally be inaugurated in the near future with more flights to take Afghan fruits to the UAE.

In addition, Thirty-three flights, carrying 20 metric tons of goods, from Afghanistan to India have taken place since the launch of the Afghanistan-India air corridor in June until November 5, according to the president office.

The 33rd flight departed at 10:50a.m. From the Kabul International Airport for Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, the presidential palace said in a statement.