Afghanistan and China on 15 May 2017 signed an agreement on customs cooperation on the sidelines of the "One Belt, One Road” economic cooperation forum in Beijing. The Ministry of Finance said Ahmad Reshad Popal, director-general of customs, and China's Minister of General Administration of Custom Yu Guangzhou the accord, enabling the neighbours to work together on simplifying custom processes. A statement from the ministry said the two nations would also cooperate on mental medicine and chemical raw materials, common fight against drug, information-sharing and an exchange of experiences. "The government of Afghanistan appreciates this agreement and sees it as a new step in Sino-Afghan relations. Implementation of this agreement will facilitate trade relations between Afghanistan and China and play a positive role in national revenue increment" hoped Afghan Finance Minister. “This agreement will benefit both countries,” said Popal, called it a major step toward increasing national revenue, access to quality business items, fighting corruption, enhancing the capacity of custom and simplifying processes.
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