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Japan donates $41m to Afghanistan

Japan donates $41m to Afghanistan

Mar 10, 2011 - 13:07

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Japan has donated $41 million (1.8 billion afghanis) to Afghanistaninfo-icon for fuel and the improvement of healthinfo-icon services, a statement said on Thursday.

The agreement was signed late on Wednesday in Kabul between Afghan foreign minister, Zulmay Rasoul and Japan’s ambassador, Rechero Takachi, the statement said.

Of the total, $30 million will be given to the Ministry of Finance to purchase fuel, while the rest is to equip a hospital in northern Balkh province, the statement said.

Since 2002, the government of Japan has donated $2 billion to Afghanistan. In 2009 Japan promised to donate $5 billion over a five-year period.

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