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International Assistance to Afghanistan will Continue, Hillary Clinton

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International Assistance to Afghanistan will Continue, Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton said at a ‘Women in Public Service Institute’ inaugural ceremony that international assistance to Afghanistan would not be limited to security only. The international community shall adhere to their obligations towards infrastructure development of the country as well.

“We are prepared — so long as the government and the people of Afghanistan wish to have our help — not only to help on security, but also to continue to help on development,” Clinton said at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, where the inaugural ceremony was held.

She also said that she will be attending the upcoming Tokyo conference, which is slated on July 8 this year, to discuss ways to improve governance, economic prospects, health and education in Afghanistan.

Clinton reflected on the establishments of Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban in 2001 when America waged a war against them. She specifically spoke about the demonstrable gains of Afghan women since the institution of Karzai’s government.

“When people say, ‘Well, what have we gotten done in Afghanistan over the last 10 years?’, I think it’s only fair to look at the changes that have happened in terms of the millions of children — at least 40 percent of whom are now girls in school,” she said.

“Much to everyone’s amazement, a country that had the worst rate of maternal mortality associated with childbirth — pregnancy, labor, childbirth — has made great improvements that have been applauded by the international public health community,” Clinton said.

Meanwhile, head of the Cultural Department of Civil Society, Mir Ahmad Joyenda welcomed the statements made by Secretary Clinton and said that the Tokyo conference could bring transparency and control over expenditure of international aides.

“Considering the moral of the conference, her statements are very good, but there should be transparency and control over expenses of international aides.” He added.

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