Monday, 11 April 2016

Japan grants $22mn for Economic & Social Development Program in Afghanistan

Japan has pledged to provide US$ 22,000,000 for the Economic and Social Development Program in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. An agreement to that effect was signed between Japan’s Ambassador and Afghan Foreign Minister in Kabul on April 10, 2016. “We hope the Afghan government will use the program properly to solve its financial problems and to implement development projects for the benefit of the people,”  said the Ambassador of Japan to Afghanistan. The grant covers the cost for purchasing materials necessary for economic and social development of the Afghan government, including items such as gas and fuels.