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US to give 300 million dollars in civilian aid to Afghanistan

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Washington, Apr 22 (MNN) The US plans to provide nearly 300 million dollars in civilian assistance to Afghanistan in 2021 from both the Department of State and the US Agency for International Development.

This is part of the US commitment to invest in and support the people of Afghanistan, Department of State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said at a press briefing that ended at 2.55 pm EDT (12.25 am IST Thursday).

When pointed out that this money was actually announced by the Trump administration back in November, Price said that his reference was to the fact that the Biden administration was notifying the Congress of its intention to do this.

He said that the administration would continue to work with the Congress to make sure that the House had a full understanding on plans for these funds.

“This funding will be targeted at sustaining and building on the gains of the past 20 years by improving access to essential services for Afghan citizens, promoting economic growth, fighting corruption and the narcotics trade, improving health and education service delivery, supporting women’s empowerment, enhancing conflict resolution mechanisms, and bolstering Afghan civil society and independent media,” he added.

As the US begins to withdraw its troops, the country would use civilian and economic assistance to advance a just and durable peace for Afghanistan and a brighter future for the Afghan people, the official said.

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