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Afghanistan signs MoU on empowering Afghan women entrepreneurs

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Afghanistan signs MoU on empowering Afghan women entrepreneurs

100124-F-0967H-001The US and Afghan government signed an agreement on May 20,2013 aimed at addressing challenges faced by Afghan women entrepreneurs and taking measures to increase the ability of women to successfully run their own businesses.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to honor this commitment towards empowering of Afghan women’s entrepreneurship was signed on Sunday by the Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries.

The signing ceremony was attended by Deputy Assistant United States Trade Representative Mara Burr, Afghan Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industries Mozammil Shinwari, the US Embassy in Kabul’s Coordinating Director for Development and Economic Affairs Dr. Ken Yamashita, women leaders and government officials.

“I am thankful to be part of this historic ceremony and to play a small part in helping women gain important opportunities so that one day they can achieve their full potential, and in doing so, enable Afghanistan to achieve its full potential,” said Ms. Burr.

Mara Burr has been the Deputy Assistant Trade Representative for South and Central Asian Affairs since 2010.  Ms. Burr works with Members of Congress and staff to brief them on trade and investment matters in this region.



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