In continuation of the established cooperation of IOFS during its visit to Afghanistan in April 2022, ACCI signed a bilateral agreement with the International IFPA (Subsidiary of IOFS) and became IFPA Honorary Member in September 2022. In the several meetings held by IOFS with ACCI earlier this year, DG of IOFS HE Yerlan A. Baidaulet called on the CEO of ACCI Mr. Shafiqullah Attayee to work closely with International IFPA, a #B2B platform that could facilitate access to the intra-OIC business environment in the agri-food sector.
In serving the private sector, the chamber looks back on a long history, which started 89 years ago. Currently, the ACCI represents over 90 % of the total Afghan workforce. ACCI is headquartered in Kabul and operates 27 branch chambers in 25 provinces. Its current membership exceeds 65,000 companies and 255 business unions, associations, and cooperatives that represent a vast majority of the total Afghan workforce. Today, ACCI is uniquely positioned to influence the pace of economic growth and strategically aimed to facilitate the interests of the Afghan private sector to a diverse audience.
IFPA is very pleased to welcome the ACCI as one of its key honorary members in Afghanistan. Mutual effective coordination and collaboration will help increase the contribution in attracting investments and financing into the Afghan market to boost the potential of the agri-food sector for exports into OIC markets.