Australian mining giant eyes Afghan mineral wealth

By SAYED SALAHUDDIN

KABUL: An Australian billionaire is looking to invest in Afghanistan’s mining sector, which is rich in untapped minerals and worth an estimated $1 trillion, a government official told Arab News on Saturday.

It follows a video phone call between Andrew Forrest, head of Fortescue Metals Group, and President Ashraf Ghani earlier this month, with the two discussing the potential opportunities for the mining sector in the war-ravaged country.

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