Australia pledges $300m in aid over next 3 years
Kelleher, who called on President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at the Presidential Palace, assured his country’s continued support for Afghanistan. He said his country would provide Afghanistan with $100 million in aid per year over the next three years.
President Ghani expressed his gratitude to Australia’s support in various sectors, insisting that Afghanistan wanted to develop its infrastructure.
Ghani also sought Australia’s expertise in sustainable urban planning and development in Kabul City and support for women’s shelters. The president said an all-women’s university would be launched soon.
Mattew Anderson, the Australian ambassador to Afghanistan, was also present at the meeting.
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