Washington DC: American President Donald Trump has started eyeing on the minerals of Afghanistan and in this regard he has already had meetings with American businessmen and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
Despite the fact that the new US administration under President Donald Trump is not yet clear about its future course of policy on Afghanistan, work has already begun on finding the right investment for US businessmen in Afghanistan. President Trump also sees this initiative better than sending more US troops to Afghanistan, which has already drawn a sharp crisricism from many quarters in America, including the American public in general.
According to New York Magazine “Stephen A. Feinberg, a billionaire financier who is informally advising Mr. Trump on Afghanistan, is also looking into ways to exploit the country’s minerals, according to a person who has briefed him. Mr. Feinberg owns a large military contracting firm, DynCorp International, which could play a role in guarding mines — a major concern, given that some of Afghanistan’s richest deposits are in areas controlled by the Taliban.”
It is pertinent to mention here that at present China is the largest investor in mines sector in Afghanistan.