Karzai invites Indian IT firms to Afghanistan

By agencies   |   Wednesday, 12 April 2006, 07:00 Hrs
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HYDERABAD: Afghanistan invited investments from Indian Information Technology (IT) companies, while promising to provide land and other facilities to investors.

Speaking to media persons after visiting the Hitec City in Hyderabad, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai said the industrial environment in his country was conducive for investment.

“We will provide land and all other required facilities to Indian companies,” he said.

Afghanistan is interested in promoting joint ventures with India in business and education. Earlier, Karzai was given a ceremonial reception at Hyderabad Airport on his arrival.

Besides the Hitec city, he is scheduled to visit the National Remote Sensing Agency, TCS, National Institute of Rural Development and Osmania University campuses, before leaving for Delhi.

Karzai was received at the airport by the Governor Rameshwar Thakur, Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy and his cabinet colleagues.

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