3 billion yen agreement signed between Afghanistan and Japan

An aid agreement worth 3 billion Japanese Yen has been signed by the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Kingdom of Japan.

Updated: (3.18.2008)

These aids include non-project assistance that Afghanistan would be able to utilize for purchasing goods such as fuel and some types of equipments.

The Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, Mohammad Kabir Farahi in the meeting with the Japanese ambassador to Kabul before the signing of this agreement, appreciated the assistance of Japan and hoped them to be continued.

In his part, the Japanese ambassador assured the Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister about the continuation of assistances of his country.

He also said that the Deputy Foreign Minister of Japan is to have a visit to Kabul, in the near future.

Mr. E. D. Sato, the ambassador of Japan to Kabul also declared that Japan will have an active contribution in the Paris conference.

Also Mr. Sato added, “It has been scheduled to hold a summit of G-8 countries in Japan. Japan with taking advantage of this opportunity is going to try to draw the International Community’s attention to Afghanistan, once more.”

It is notable that Japan in addition to previous assistances has promised to assist Afghanistan with an additional $145 million in February.

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