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SKorea pledges $43m in aid to Afghanistan

SKorea pledges $43m in aid to Afghanistan

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Dec 16, 2013 - 20:07

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): South Korea on Monday pledged providing Afghanistaninfo-icon with $43 million in aid to help the country support womeninfo-icon being suffered due to the conflict.

To the effect, South Korean Ambassador Young-Cheol signed an agreement with a representative from the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) at a ceremony held in Kabul.

Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Cha said: “We are committed to supporting Afghanistan in ensuring progress on gender equality, protection of women’s rights, and their empowerment.”

The ambassador stressed greater focus on issues concerning maternal healthinfo-icon, development in women’s entrepreneurship, skills and elimination of violence against them.  

He said his country wished a strong Afghanistan, where governments in provinces were held accountable.

He said they wanted Afghans to have all basic services and progressing on their socio-economic front.

Korea suffered from violence and extreme poverty half a century ago, but support from the international community enabled it to successfully overcome its challenges.

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