India to help Afghanistan build WTO research centre

Kabul:  India has promised to provide technical assistance to Afghanistan to build a research and training centre for the World Trade Organisation (WTO), a top official said here.

The centre in Kabul will also help train people on the rules and regulations of the WTO, Musafir Qoqandi, spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) told TOLO news on Sunday.

According to Qoqandi, the draft for the institute was prepared six months ago and India pledged at a meeting to help establish the centre.

“We have commercial high schools, but since we have become a member of the WTO, it is important to have the centre so we can know about research (being done) on trade and investment,” he added.