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Tokyo Declaration on Afghanistan backs India’s concerns on terror

Backed by the participants of Tokyo Conference, India’s External Affairs Ministers S.M.Krishna recognized the main threat to Afghanistan’s security and stability comes from terrorism and extremism. The Tokyo declaration reflected India’s oft repeated concern over terrorism emanating from across Afghanistan’s

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Tokyo Conference Declaration

Tokyo Conference, held on July 8, 2012, brought together delegates from 70 different countries to review the achievements of Afghan Government since 2001 and to assess measures that need to be taken to help Afghanistan stand on its own feet.

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Canada Reaffirms Support for Afghanistan- Mostly empowering women and girls

At the Tokyo Conference on Sunday, Canada pledged to continue working with the people of Afghanistan to build a better, brighter future for people in need. Canada’s development assistance is based on key reforms that the Government of Afghanistan has

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Building of Dam and Zone Construction of Amu River in Kunduz

Minister of Energy and Water Mohammad Ismail Khan during his visit to Kunduz province entrusted the operation of two EU-funded construction projects to the people. “Water dam in the district of Khan Abad with a cost of 12m Euros and

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Afghanistan’s 4th Private Insurance Company is Granted License

The Insurance Group of Afghanistan received its license from the Ministry of Finance on Saturday in a ceremony at Kabul Serena Hotel from the Ministry of Finance. Speaking at the conference, IGA’s President Sakeena Banu Ghazanfar emphasized on laying out

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Donors pledge $16bn to Afghanistan at Tokyo Meeting

International donors to Afghanistan, led by the U.S., Japan, Germany and the UK, pledged to USD 16bn in civilian aid for four years for the reconstruction and stability of Afghanistan after foreign forces leave in 2014. The Afghan economy relies

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Afghan traders must pay attention to the quality and production date of food items

Afghan Ministry of Public Health discovered 4 tons of expired food in Kabul City and destroyed them. The Ministry requested traders of the private sectors to avoid importing expired and low quality items into the country otherwise they will face

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Problems in the document for Tokyo Conference

On the eve of the Tokyo Conference, National Alliance of Afghanistan claimed that the document that will be offered by the Afghan government at the Tokyo Conference is marked with problems and contradictions. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, head of the National

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Afghans expectations from the Tokyo Conference

On the eve of the Tokyo Conference for Afghanistan, a number of experts and Afghan citizens have asked the international community to supervise the billions of aid that they would pledge at the conference. The residents and experts called on

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Afghan Political Analysts on Corruption and its affect on Foreign Aid

Political Analysts have expressed their deep concerns about the pervasive corruption in the country that may lead to loss of foreign aid. At the second international conference held in Tokyo for the reconstruction of Afghanistan since the overthrow of the

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Afghanistan now the world’s sixth largest exporter of raisins

According to the Export Promotion Agency of Afghanistan (EPAA), raisin exports in Afghanistan have gone up from 8,500 tons to 24,000 tons in the last year. The decades of war disrupted the export capacity of the country and destroyed much

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Jawzjan Electricity Problem to be solved soon

The power extension project from Turkmenistan to northern Afghanistan will benefit half million resident of Jawzjan province. The project would a 400km area of Turkmenistan and 46km in the Andkhoi district of Faryab province, with 800 Mw power substation to

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Water Shortage in Nimruz Province

South-western Nimruz province is suffering from water shortage, despite the plentiful Helmand River running through the region. Residents have called on the government to solve their problem, but some complain that the government has disregarded our situation. “I came here

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Bridge Construction in Jurm District of Badakhshan

The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development officials say that a 32m-long bridge in the district of Jurm through the rural roads program of the Ministry was inaugurated on Saturday. According to the Ministry of Public Works, the bridge will

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Karzai Heads to Japan for Tokyo Conference

President Hamid Karzai flew to Tokyo, Japan on Saturday to attend the Tokyo Conference where donors will pledge an annual aid of around USD 4 billion to Afghanistan. The one-day conference will focus on reviewing Afghanistan’s achievements so far since

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Oxfam calling on Tokyo Conference Participants to Sustain Aid to Afghanistan

Ahead of a vital donor conference in Tokyo this week, Oxfam is calling on governments represented at the summit to maintain levels of aid to the country and ensure this aid reaches the Afghan men, women and children who need

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S.M. Krishna to Participate in Tokyo Conference

India’s foreign minister S.M. Krishna is expected to emphasize India’s long-term commitments to the Afghan Government and its people in their efforts to build a peaceful, pluralistic, democratic and prosperous Afghanistan. India and Afghanistan has a historic long partnership and

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Financial Transactions to be done in local currency- Afghanistan Central Bank

As part of the measures taken to stabilize afghani currency, the Central Bank of Afghanistan announced that all financial transaction would be done in the local currency. Private-sector financial institutions urged private-sector financial institutions to refrain from investment outside of

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8 Firms Shortlisted for Afghan-Tajik Basin Project

Eight have been shortlisted by a commission from 20 international companies that tendered for the Afghan-Tajik basin. The companies will invest in six block out of the 12 blocks in the development and production of oil and gas in the

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Baghlan’s Kilagai Dam soon to be made: Minister of Water and Energy

Minister of Energy and Water Mohammad Ismail Khan in his periodic trip to seven Northern provinces traveled to Baghlan province and met with officials from the province. Ismail Khan said in a conference, “the construction of Kilagi Dam is one

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Aid to Afghanistan must also help Afghan Women

Amnesty International called for the international community that is pledging aid funds to Afghanistan at the Tokyo conference next Sunday to must  help those uprooted due to insecurity in the urban regions. UNHCR estimates that the number of people displaced

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Kabul Bank Resolution Needed to Keep People’s Trust in the Bank Alive

The Afghan Coalition for Transparency and Accountability (ACTA) said that the Kabul Bank case should be handled seriously and recommended that the case should be handed over to a global entity to study and assess for an independent review of

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Germany to reconstruct Pul-e-Khumri dam

Germany has pledged to rebuild the 40 year old power dam in Pul-e-Khumri, the capital of northern Baghlan province, in the near future. Minister of Energy and Water Mohammad Ismail Khan said that the work on the dam would start

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Afghanistan’s National Construction Codes

Afghanistan’s building codes were finalized and approved by the Norms and Standards Department of Afghanistan on Sunday with technical assistance from Turkish engineers. The building codes are a set of norms for construction which will be applicable in architecture plans,

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Afghanistan’s New Policy for National Trade to be initiated

Ministry of Commerce and Industries has initiated a new policy in order to meet the challenges in the old national trade policy. A one-day workshop on the development of national trade policy was held today in Kabul. The workshop, attended

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