Thursday, June 17, 2010

Who is the Minister of Mines in Afghanistan

Who is the Minister of Mines in Afghanistan:
Is it Mr. Muhammad Ibrahim Adel as described in the Afghan Embassy web page here:

Or is it Mr H.E. Wahidullah Shahrani - which the news report from Yahoo News and Associated Press suggests at

But which does not agree with the page for Mr Adel at the Afghan Embassy site, which states that it is being updated...
By DEB RIECHMANN and AMIR SHAH, Associated Press Writer – 2 hrs 6 mins ago

KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghanistan's untapped mineral wealth is worth at least $3 trillion — triple a U.S. estimate, according to the government's top mining official, who is going to Britain next week to attract investors to mine one of the world's largest iron ore deposits in the war-torn nation.
Geologists have known for decades that Afghanistan has vast deposits of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and other prized mineralsminerals, but a U.S. Department of Defense briefing this week put a startling, nearly $1 trillion price tag on the reserves. Minister of Mines Wahidullah Shahrani said Thursday that he's seen geological assessments and industry estimates that the minerals are worth at least $3 trillion.

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