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Second fruit air cargo route launched from Afghanistan to Mumbai

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A second air cargo route has been officially launched from Afghanistan to India’s Mumbai city which will further increase export of fresh fruit.

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A second air cargo route, this time to Mumbai, was officially launched on Wednesday from Afghanistan to India following the success of the Afghanistan-New Delhi route.

At the launch ceremony in Kabul, the Deputy Chairman of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI), Khan Jan Alokozay said Afghanistan’s fruit exports will increase further with the Kabul-Mumbai route.

“The government has taken 80 percent responsibility of exporting of fruits to outside the country,” Alokozai said.

On Sunday, the Head of the Public Relations Office of the Senior Advisor to the President in Banking and Finance, Sameer Rasa, said since the launch of the air cargo corridor between Afghanistan and New Delhi, in India, six months ago, fresh produce, dried fruit and medicinal plants to the value of $20 million has been exported to India.

This comes amid ongoing talks between government and the private sector to open up other air cargo routes to foreign countries.

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