The Taliban sign an agreement with Russia to import more gas and oil


Due to sanctions, transfers will be made through a third country not yet specified

Amid tensions in the world, as the West looks for alternatives to Russian gas to avert a serious energy crisis, Moscow is strengthening its ties with Afghanistan. The authorities of both countries have sealed progress to import more gas and oil as the Taliban regime advanced on Saturday, expecting the final agreement that would open a new market for Russian industry to be signed soon.

The Afghan technical teams are visiting Moscow to finalize the details of the pact, taking into account the obstacles of international sanctions to the invasion of Ukraine. The Taliban’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Nooruddin Azizi, has indicated that since most Russian and Afghan banks are subject to sanctions, the transfers are likely to take place through a third country he has not specified.

According to the Tolo News newspaper, transferring oil from Moscow to Kabul through sanctions has been quite a challenge. Reports state that trade between the two areas has declined significantly as a result. The Chamber of Commerce and Investment ensures that Russian products, especially wheat and oil, are cheaper than those of other countries.

It should be noted that Afghanistan already imports most of its food and oil from Russia, with bilateral trade worth about $200 million a year.

Source: La Verdad


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