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Maritime Gateway - - Afghanistan -

The first flight from Kabul to In­dia car­ried 60 tonnes of medic­i­nal plants worth

$11 mil­lion.

The sec­ond flight from Kan­da­har brought 40 tonnes of fruits and veg­eta­bles.

In­dia ex­ported 100 tonnes of phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals and med­i­cal equip­ment to Afghanistan.

The bilateral trade be­tween Afghan and In­dia in­creased from $300 mil­lion to $700 mil­lion an­nu­ally, and is fore­cast to reach $10 bil­lion.

The cost of ex­port­ing a kilo­gram of veg­eta­bles and fresh fruit from Afghanistan to In­dia is about 20 cents per kg, and the cost for mov­ing a kilo­gram of goods from In­dia to Afghanistan is 40 cents.

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