The Taliban recently secured commercial business deals worth a combined $200 million with Kazakhstan, Central Asia’s biggest country, according to news site Eurasianet.
The report states that from August 2-3, Kazakhstan participated in a business forum with the Taliban—which now controls Afghanistan—where deals centered mostly around supplying the terrorist regime with grain and flour.
The forum hosted “more than 300 representatives of business and government circles.”
According to the outlet’s translation of his remarks, the nation’s Deputy PM of Trade, Serik Zhumangarin, said it estimates a $500 million opportunity for “food, petrochemical, chemical, metallurgical, light, machine-building industries” to the Taliban.
Afghanistan is reportedly heavily dependent on Kazakhstan for major import needs. It purchases an estimated 70% of Kazakhstan’s flour, while Kazakhstan in return purchases beverages from the terrorist-run country.
The website of Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister published a press release on August 3 promoting the forum.