Afghanistan pins hopes on natural resourcesPosted: April 4, 2013 | |
Country is estimated to have deposits of various elements, mostly copper, worth $1 trillion.
Afghanistan’s finance minister says the economy will easily survive the departure of international forces next year. His optimism is based on reports that the country has huge reserves of natural resources – mostly copper.
But for now, agriculture remains Afghanistan’s biggest export earner with fruit and nuts, tobacco and wool topping the list.