Message from the Ambassador

Afghanistan has been revitalized significantly since 2001 under the administration of H.E. then President Karzai and the current government of H.E. President Ghani and H.E. Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah, receiving support from the international community. The nation is now in the process of building a strong economy that will be essential for Afghanistan’s future prosperity and stability.

Japan set a remarkable example of restoration and reconstruction of the country after the World War II. Capitalizing on this example, Afghanistan is making every effort to build its economy, taking its place as another Asian success story. Japan has been one of the strongest supporting countries during the nation-building of Afghanistan. The Commercial, Trade and Investment Department of our Embassy in Tokyo is thus dedicated to the continued enhancement of this friendship through commercial and trade relations.

As of this writing, the top five investing countries in Afghanistan, in terms of total value of foreign direct investment, are South Africa, Turkey, U.A.E., Canada and U.S.A. There is no doubt that the Japanese private sector will actively be engaged in business and investment opportunities with Afghan companies in the foreseeable future.

Why Invest in Afghanistan? Some Major Reasons:

Investing in Afghanistan, its people and its products means giving your organization an advantage in the international market place. Afghanistan is a fast growing emerging market of strategic importance because of the accessibility to countries in Central& South Asia as well as the Middle East.

We offer low tax rates, low labor costs and one of the lowest custom tariffs in the region. As well as creating employment for women, you gain an eager and committed work force like none other.

You can find information about the key investment sectors in our Investment Guide. The Commercial, Trade and Investment Department can provide with resources, answer to your questions and refer you to the relevant organizations.

We are happy to be of any assistance we can, so please feel free to contact us.

Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie

The Embassy of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan