London, Tuesday, 4 January 2022
Following a meeting with Russian businesspeople in Kabul on Monday, the spokesman for the Taliban interim government stated that Russia is contemplating oil and gas investments in Afghanistan.
"In his office, Mr. Mawlawi Sahib Abdul Salam Hanafi, the Taliban government's deputy prime minister, met with a joint delegation of Afghan and Russian investors." "Efforts, extraction and development of oil and gas refineries, cement and alloy plants, and the establishment of a cement production firm were all discussed in detail at this conference," Zabiullah Mujahid posted on Twitter.
Mujahid stated that every attempt would be made to encourage Russian investment by enacting investor-friendly legislation.
Several countries declared investment intentions for Afghanistan after the Taliban assumed control of the country on Aug. 15, 2021.
The Taliban regime has been looking for investments in the mining industry due to a lack of international aid.
Mujahid stated in October 2021 that China was willing to spend billions of dollars in Afghanistan if the Taliban guaranteed the safety of their workers and assets.
(Research and editing by: The Decision Maker)