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Brussels Conference to attract more aid, hopes CEO

Brussels Conference to attract more aid, hopes CEO

Aug 30, 2016 - 20:53

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday hoped Afghanistaninfo-icon would win more economic assistance pledges at the upcoming international conference in Brussels.

NATOinfo-icon allies and donor countries are to meet on October 4 and 5 in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, to discuss future economic assistance to the war-torn Afghanistan.

On Tuesday, CEO Abdullah presided over a meeting of officials of the ministries and departments concerned to discuss preparations for the crucial conference, a statement from the CEO’s office said.

The ministries’ officials briefed the meeting about progress they had achieved with regard to pledges Afghanistan had held out to the international community, the statement said.

The CEO was satisfied and said the ministries concerned were fully prepared for the Brussels conference and had achieved enough progress to impress the global community.

Abdullah said it was due to efforts of the unity government that international aid returned and foreign investment attracted at a good pace.

Developing the culture of accountability, strengthening the rule of law, good governance, fighting corruption, strengthening government institutions and improving capacity of the state machinery are promises the Afghan government has made at international conferences.

Abdullah reaffirmed Kabul administration’s resolve to keep its promises, saying requisite preparations for the summit had been made and regular meetings held under the chairmanship of the president to review work on the global community’s demands.



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