0230 GMT August 19, 2018
Iran-Afghanistan trade began some 20 years ago with transactions standing at annual $24 million but the figure has now reached $2.557 billion, the Head of Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Azarakhsh Hafezi told IRNA on Wednesday.
Bilateral trade is not too susceptible in view of the lengthy joint border and the numerous ground access between the two countries, he pointed out.
That's why the issues related to the nuclear deal will not affect the ties directly, however, it may affect the high number of Afghan migrants working and living in Iran, Hafezi said in a reference to some problems such as unemployment.
Afghan business people are interested in dealing with their Iranian counterparts to ease trade exchanges and good infrastructure particularly in terms of security.
It is expected that Iran will be Afghanistan's top trading partner in the near future.