Early November, first air cargo of pine nuts from Afghanistan arrived in China since the fall of Kabul. The country is planning more exports this year, exclusively to China. As Beijing carefully steps up its engagement with the de-facto government, Afghan’s top envoy is urging China, the country’s third biggest trade partner, to let more of its agricultural products in. Ambassador Javid Qaem, a holdover from the previous government, exclusively tells Bloomberg that expanded trade of lucrative products like pine nuts would do more to ease the humanitarian crisis.
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