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Report on Meeting of the Minister of Mines and Petroleum with AWCCI team

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Date: 8th February 2018

Venue: AWCCI Meeting room


Ministry of Mines and Petroleum high delegations met with Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry team at AWCCI meeting room. Minister H.E. Ms. Nargis Nehan, Deputy Minister H.E. Mr. Javid Sadat, Director of Investment Promotion Mr. Parviz Ali, and their colleagues visited AWCCI, where possibilities of increasing women’s role in mining sector was discussed. The key issue for discussion was challenges of Afghan women entrepreneurs facing in the mining sector. Meanwhile H.E. Ms. Nehan promised in providing facilities and will prefer their contracts in mining sector. She also stated for holding a meeting in the Ministry with AWCCI.

Ms. Wafeq reported one of AWCCI member problem that works in gemstone mining including Testing, Pricing gemstone, Gram and Certifications. Ms. Wafeq added that for the authentication of the precious stones and certification, a good example of this is the laboratory in Sri Lanka which determines the originality of the precious stones, after testing in this laboratory It also provides a certificate that can be used in order to provide better services and prevent the supply of counterfeit goods to the market.

The discussion brought women’s direct and indirect involvement in mining and stones in the marketing and other aspects. As a result, the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum has promised to continue work with women entrepreneurs who work in mining sector and AWCCI will also keep on its constant efforts for sharing opportunities with women entrepreneurs.