Dr. Shaida Mohammad Abdali, the Ambassador of Afghanistan to India inaugurated the training for the second batch of Afghan Officers at Centre for WTO Studies on 27 August, 2018 in New Delhi.

While addressing the Afghan officials, Dr. Abdali stated that Afghanistan has undergone several training programmes pre-accession to WTO which turns out to be beneficial in understanding the nitty-gritty of the trade regulations. 

The Afghan Ambassador, during his speech, focused on Afghanistan’s commitments post accession to WTO and developments taken thereafter and motivated the Afghan Officials to seek training that will bring productive endeavors in trade regulations.

It is worth mentioning that the ceremony was also attended by Mir Sayed Saeedy, DG for International Trade, Government of Afghanistan, Shri Anup Wadhawan, Commerce Secretary, Government of India, Prof. Abhijit Das, Head Centre for WTO Studies, Dr. Manoj Pant, Director, IIFT, Professor Mukesh Bhatnagar, Centre for WTO Studies.

Funded by European Union the Centre for WTO Studies and Indian Institute of Foreign Trade is providing trade capacity building programme for Afghan Government Officials in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Afghanistan under a project of International Trade Centre (ITC) Geneva. The training programme for the first batch of 20 Afghanistan Officials was successfully conducted which comprised an inductor training programme followed by advanced training programmes. The training programme for the second batch of the officers started from 27-31 August, 2018. 

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