On Thursday June 23rd 2011 the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) ‘s vice chairman Mr. Khan Jan Alokozai signed, on behalf of ACCI, a partnership agreement with the Dutch Employer’s Cooperation Programme (DECP) in The Hague (The Netherlands).
DECP is a joint initiative of the Dutch government and the leading Dutch business- and employers’ organisations. Aim of this programme is to support and strengthen business- and employers’ organisations in developing countries by providing counseling and expertise and by sharing knowledge and experience.
Representative, independent business- and employers’ organisations are immensely important to help government at all levels to establish and to foster a business climate that provides prosperity and well being to society and eradicates poverty and despair.
ACCI is already a keystone organisation in the development of Afghanistan. DECP and ACCI agreed that in the forthcoming years DECP will assist ACCI in raising its capacity even further and providing even better services to members and strengthening its regional presence.
On behalf of DECP, the Partnership Agreement was signed by the chairman of DECP, Mr. Bernard Wientjes, who also chairs the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW). This Confederation represents over 90% of the Dutch business community.
The signing ceremony was witnessed by a delegation of business men from Afghanistan who was in The Netherlands on a matchmaking visit, with the aim to contact Dutch companies.