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Japan to donate 122 million dollars to Afghan development programs

AT Times

KABUL: The Japanese government pledged to donate 122 million US dollars to humanitarian and development projects in Afghanistan, the country’s embassy in Kabul said Monday in a statement.

The statement said the donation was a part of new commitment by Tokyo to the reconstruction and development programs in Afghanistan.  

“Japan supports nation-building efforts and the maintenance of peace and stability in Afghanistan,” said Japanese Ambassador to Kabul Okada Takashi.

“Our continued contribution to the Law and Order Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA) is an example of Japan’s commitment to a peaceful Afghanistan,” Takashi said.

Japan vowed to donate 180 US dollars to Afghanistan by the end of year 2024 at the Geneva conference in November last year.

The aid will fund 17 projects arranged by international agencies throughout Afghanistan and those of humanitarian affairs.
Over the past two decades, Japan has been one of the largest donors to Afghanistan, spent 6.9 billion in various areas, particularly security, agriculture, rural development, human capacity building, education and infrastructure.

This comes as the European Union said last week that it aims to donate 35 million Euros to Afghan government for fighting the Corona virus pandemic.

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