New World Trade Center agreement will expand trade between Ukraine and Afghanistan

KYIV, UKRAINE, 12 March 2021 – World Trade Center Kyiv (WTC Kyiv) signed a memorandum of understanding for strategic cooperation and resource sharing with World Trade Center Kabul (WTC Kabul) on Thursday, March 11, 2021. The agreement outlines areas of cooperation to facilitate bilateral trade, including business matchmaking, investment promotion, inter-government cooperation, and sharing of services.

“Cooperation with strong partners like WTC Kabul is essential to how we will deliver benefits to businesses in Ukraine. I am pleased that our first cooperation agreement includes an emphasis on mutual objectives built on a foundation of trust, transparency, and anti-corruption,” said Henry Shterenberg, President, WTC Kyiv.

Shterenberg signed the Memorandum of Cooperation with Zabiullah Ziarmal, President of WTC Kabul, at the Premier Palace Hotel in Kyiv, Ukraine. This signing is WTC Kyiv’s first with a key partner in the global network of World Trade Centers.
“Our new alliance with WTC Kyiv will serve as a vital avenue to expand trade between Kabul and Kyiv — and, indeed, between our two countries,” said Zabiullah Ziarmal, President, WTC Kabul.

The signing was witnessed by His Excellency Nisar Ahmad Faizy Ghoryani, Minister of Industry and Commerce of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Ambassador Wali Munawar, Ambassador of Afghanistan in Ukraine. Senior staff of WTC Kyiv and a delegation of government and business leaders from Afghanistan were present at the event.
WTC Kyiv was granted its historic license to operate a World Trade Center in Ukraine in December 2020.


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About World Trade Center Kyiv

World Trade Center Kyiv is an independent organization bringing together business, industry, public agencies and municipal representatives to reignite the economy of Ukraine for the prosperity of all its citizens. WTC Kyiv is a member of the World Trade Centers Association, and through its network connects Ukrainian businesses to international financing, strategic partners, and channels of distribution. WTC Kyiv is creating a transparent and accountable investment mechanism that connects investors to reliable partners—an “Economy of Trust” for Ukraine. To learn more, visit:

About World Trade Center Kabul

Founded in 2020, World Trade Center Kabul is a business organization and licensed member of the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA). WTC Kabul is a service hub for local and international businesses where people meet, discuss ideas, forge connections, and it is the prestigious center of business. Through the global network of WTCA, WTC Kabul helps the private sector to expand its reach and make a global impact, creating jobs and increasing business wealth. WTC Kabul promotes international trade and investment by providing advocacy, high-end business facilities, integrated trade services and key global contacts for local and international businesses.

About the World Trade Centers Association

The World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) is a network of more than 300 highly-connected, mutually-supporting businesses and organizations in nearly 90 countries. As the owner of the “World Trade Center” and “WTC” trademarks, the WTCA licenses exclusive rights to these brands for Members to use in conjunction with their independently-owned, iconic properties, facilities and trade services offerings. Through a robust portfolio of events, programming and resources that it offers its Members, the goal of the WTCA is to help local economies thrive by encouraging and facilitating trade and investment across the globe through Member engagement. To learn more, visit