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Afghanistan pledges commitment to WCO Arusha Convention

Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi signed the commitment letter for the Arusha Convention of World Customs Organization (WCO) on Sunday in the presence of  Kunio Mikuriya-Seretary General of the and  Kazunari IGARASHI- Head of WCO Asia/Pacific Regional Office for Capacity

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Afghan Finance Minister discusses economic ties with Georgia

Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi is visiting Georgia  on June 28-29 to confer on trade and economic ties  with the Georgian government and also meet with local business community. His first meeting is with his Georgian counterpart Dimitry Kumsishvili in

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USAID provides $791mn in fresh aid to Afghanistan

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have pledged to provide USD 791.16mn to the Afghan government. An agreement to that effect was signed between USAID Director Herber Smith and Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi on Monday. The aid

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Afghanistan, Iran to re-launch joint economic commission

Afghanistan and Iran are set to re-launch the meeting of the joint economic commission which was halted for four-years. Co-chaired by Iran’s Minister of Interior Abdul Reza Rahmani and Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi, the two-day meeting is slated for

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Afghanistan to launch One Stop Shop

Afghanistan and Azerbaijan signed an agreement on the establishment of a One Stop Shop on Tuesday. The agreement was signed between Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi and Anam Karimov, Head of Azerbaijan’s Public Services Center. The One Stop Shop is

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Afghanistan signs € 125mn agreement with EU

Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi signed an incentive program agreement in the framework of mutual accountability, amounting to € 125mn, with the European Union on May 12, 2016 in Brussels. During his trip, he met EU High Representative Federica Mogherini

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Afghanistan to receive $878mn for development projects from ADB

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has pledged to provide USD 878mn for development projects in Afghanistan. The announcement was made at the third and concluding meeting of the 11th replenishment of the Asian Development Fund (ADF) , the ADB grant

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Afghan Finance Minister hails NPC as success for fighting corruption

Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi announced on Saturday that the National Procurement Commission (NPC) had scrutinized 900 contracts in one year, approving 725 contracts worth 136bn AFN. He hailed the NPC as a success for fighting corruption and claimed that

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Afghanistan’s domestic revenue surpasses the target

Afghanistan’s domestic revenue has increased by 18bn AFN from last year, announced officials of the Ministry of Finance. ” The Afghan government’s commitment to the international community was to collect 114bn AFN during the 2015 fiscal year, but fortunately we

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Afghan Finance Minister focuses on transparency and revenue boost

Presenting his 100-day plan to the media, Finance Minister Mohammad Eklil Hakimi said his priority was to bolster domestic revenue and added that the revenue was soon going to hit USD 17mn. He emphasized that transparency in the customs department

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