Islamic Republic hoping to attract firms to invest in copper, iron, gold, lithium deposits
Qatar mining companies are eyeing new business in Afghanistan, with the country sitting on US$3 trillion of underground resources, it was reported.
According to Doha-based Gulf Times, Afghanistan is hoping to attract more Qatari firms to invest in deposits of of copper, iron, gold, lithium and gas.
The more than ten-year war in Afghanistan made the country highly dependent on foreign financial aid.
The International Monetary Fund projected the country's economy to grow 5.2 percent in 2012, with this to rise to 6.5 percent for 2013.