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Denmark to help Afghanistan with food security

Denmark to help Afghanistan with food security

Nov 04, 2013 - 16:44

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Denmark would continue contributing to the development of Afghanistaninfo-icon’s agricultureinfo-icon and food sector, supporting efforts for improved access to loans and a qualified work force, the Ministry of Finance said on Monday.

Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Christian Friis Bach held out the promise at a meeting with Minister of Finance Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal in the latter’s office on Sunday. They discussed the upcoming election, security, educationinfo-icon, good governance and economic growth

The Danish minister expressed his country’s 2014 plan for curbing corruption, boosting financial stability, economic growth and good governance in Afghanistan, a statement from the ministry said.

Bach praised the progress the Afghan government has made toward transparency and accountability, as indicated in a recent Worldinfo-icon Bank report. He also supported the April 5 presidential and provincial council election.

Denmark has given Afghanistan $605 million in development aid since 2002. It also made a pledge of $440 million at the Tokyo Conference, offering $88 million annually in development and humanitarian assistance until 2017.



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