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The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) said Monday that it plans to establish a foundation for young Afghan entrepreneurs to encourage the youth to take greater part in the country's commerce and economy.

The foundation will focus on promoting entrepreneurship and facilitating young entrepreneurs by reducing obstacles in commerce and investments and strengthening unions.

"We establish the youth foundation to help the youth through it so that other young Afghans become interested in economics, commerce, industries and investment inside Afghanistan," Rahimullah Hameed, CEO of the Kabul Chamber of Commerce and Industries told TOLOnews.

ACCI organized a training seminar Monday to discuss the issues of doing business in the country with young entrepreneurs.

"Such conferences and workshops not only provide education but also boost the morale of the youth, encouraging them so that they could really work," said a conference attendee.

"This training is very beneficial to us. It will positively affect us as we will be able to change our business structures from traditional to an updated one," said another attendee.

The foundation will be an initiative of the Kabul Chamber of Commerce and Industries and will be established with help from the Ministry of Information and Culture, Ministry of Commerce and Industries, and the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency. USAID's Trade and Accession Facilitation for Afghanistan (TAFA) project will also offer assistance.

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