Published On:December 10 2013
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Afghanistan keen to ink mining contract with India - Mr Asif Rahimi.
IANS reported that Afghanistan is keen to sign the contract with India for the Hajigak iron ore mines near Kabul which was offered to a consortium led by Steel Authority of India Limited 2 years ago.
According to Afghanistan Agriculture Minister Mr. Asif Rahimi, his government is very interested in signing the contract with the Indian consortium. Mr. Rahimi, a cabinet minister who was in India recently for a business event, said that the delay in inking the contract was because the country's new law of mines and minerals has to be passed by the Afghan parliament, which he assured would be done in a few months.