BRI NEWS Belt and Road Initiative brings opportunities for Afghan retailer

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Belt and Road Initiative brings opportunities for Afghan retailer

Xinhua

13:36, July 11, 2019

Aziz goes to Yiwu International Trade Mart, which is just a bridge's distance from his company in Yiwu City, east China's Zhejiang Province, July 9, 2019. Aziz Ullah, 41, came to Yiwu City in east China's Zhejiang Province in 2003 with his partners after his graduation from university in his home country Afghanistan. (Photos: Xinhua)

Aziz (L) walks along the street in Yiwu City, east China's Zhejiang Province, July 9, 2019. It was his first time to come to Yiwu to shop for smallware.

Aziz (C) buys small ware at Yiwu International Trade Mart in Yiwu City, east China's Zhejiang Province, July 9, 2019. In 2005, Aziz started his own company after being an agent for about 2 years.

Photo taken on July 9, 2019 in Yiwu City, east China's Zhejiang Province, shows a picture of Aziz's family on his cellphone screen. Aziz mainly lives in Yiwu City, he only returns to Kabul of Afghanistan for family reunions on major holidays. In recent years, the Belt and Road Initiative has brought tremendous opportunities for Aziz's company.

Aziz (C) buys small ware at Yiwu International Trade Mart in Yiwu City, east China's Zhejiang Province, July 9, 2019. He bought more than 200 containers of articles a year and exports them to Afghanistan, Britain, the Netherlands, Ukraine and other countries.

Aziz (2nd R) chats with cilents at a dessert shop in Yiwu City, east China's Zhejiang Province, July 9, 2019. At the same time, with the help of the China Railway Express, He imported Afghanistan's handmade carpets, dried fruits, saffron and other specialty products to China.

Aziz (3rd R) buys small ware at Yiwu International Trade Mart in Yiwu City, east China's Zhejiang Province, July 9, 2019. Aziz, who has lived in Yiwu City for almost 17 years, is also a mediator of a mediation committee, which aims to help solve disputes involving foreigners.

Aziz (L) looks for small ware he needs at Yiwu International Trade Mart in Yiwu City, east China's Zhejiang Province, July 9, 2019. "Yiwu is my second hometown. I feel comfortable doing business and living here." Aziz said.

Aziz (3rd L) chats with his friend, a Jordanian restaurant owner, in Yiwu City, east China's Zhejiang Province, July 9, 2019.

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