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Sweden pledges one billion aid to Afghanistan over next decade

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Sweden pledges one billion aid to Afghanistan over next decade

lodiThe Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) has pledged USD 1 billion in aid to Afghanistan on Wednesday.

Addressing a gathering in Mazar-e-Sharif, head of SIDA Charlotte Peter Lodi said the funds would be earmarked for the development in the fields of democracy, education and human rights.

She called on the Afghan government to enhance efforts towards curbing corruption that is becoming pervasive in public institutions. She, however, assured that Sweden would continue to assist Afghanistan in the coming year.

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