Afghanistan

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Coat of arms: the national emblem of Afghanistan has appeared in some form on the flag of Afghanistan since the beginning of the 20th century.

The latest incarnation of the coat of arms has the inscription of the shahadah in Arabic at the top. Below it is the image of a mosque with a mihrab and minbar, or pulpit, within.

Flag: the current flag was adopted by the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in 2013. This flag consists of three stripes of the colors black, red, and green. This has been present on most flags of Afghanistan in the last twenty years.

The center emblem is the classical emblem of Afghanistan with a mosque with its mihrab facing Mecca. Beneath the mosque is an inscription that states the name of the nation.

 
 
  • Anthem: the «Afghan National Anthem» was adopted and officially announced as such by a Loya Jirga in May 2006.
  • Official languages: Pashto, Dari.
  • Geographical location: it is a landlocked mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Afghanistan is located within South Asia and Central Asia. At 652 230 sq km (251 830 sq mi), Afghanistan is the world's 41st largest country. It borders Pakistan in the south and east; Iran in the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north; and China in the far east.
  • Administrative divisions: Afghanistan is administratively divided into 34 provinces (wilayats). Each province has a governor and a capital.
  • Capital: Kabul.
  • Governance: Afghanistan is an Islamic republic consisting of three branches, the executive, legislative, and judicial. The nation is led by the President with vice presidents. The National Assembly is the legislature, a bicameral body having two chambers, the House of the People and the House of Elders. The Supreme Court is led by Chief Justice.
  • Population: 34.66 million.
  • Religion: Islam.
  • Currency: Afgani.
  • GDP: $21 billion.
  • Time zone: GMT +4:30.
  • Telephone code: +93.
  • Barcode: 004.

 

Trade and economic cooperation between the Republic of Belarus and Afganistan

Turnover of the Republic of Belarus with the Islamic Republic of Afganistan in 2012 — 2016 (in million U.S. dollars)

Periods

Turnover

Exports

Imports

Balance

2012

157.8

156.3

1.5

154.8

2013

6.0

4.8

1.2

3.6

2014

5.8

4.4

1.4

3.0

2015

16.5

16.1

0.4

15.7

2016

26.4

15.5

10.9

4.6

In January — October 2017, bilateral trade amounted to $24,9 million (119.5% of the January — October 2016). Exports — $24,6 million (187.7%), imports — $0.3 thousand. The balance is positive for Belarus in the amount of $24.3 million.

The basis of the Belarusian export to Afghanistan is

  • oil products;
  • specific goods;
  • tractors and truck tractors;
  • drugs.

In Afghanistan there are 4 subjects of a distribution network of OJSC «Minsk Tractor Works»: «Jawad Afghan Limited», «Herat Keshawarz co.ltd.», «Sayed Jamal Co. Ltd.», Silk Road International LLC/Barakat Company Ltd.

The Joint Belarusian-Afghan Committee on trade and economic cooperation was established.

 

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