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Finance Ministry holds meetings to discuss preparations for upcoming Tokyo conference

Thu Mar 15, 3:18 pm

A one-day inter-governmental conference was held in Kabul on Wednesday to discuss the preparation and priorities for the Tokyo Conference. The Conference was held at the Ministry of Finance offices and representatives of several government institutions participated in it.

The purpose of the meeting was to review government achievements during the last 10 years and to set the priorities for the upcoming Tokyo Conference.

During the conference Finance Minster Omer Zakhailwal said, “Despite many achievements that Afghanistan has had in the past ten years, there are still many problems such as corruption in government offices”.

The ratio of corruption will not be reduced by establishing multiple institutions to combat this negative phenomenon; corruption will be reduced by strengthening existing institutions against corruption,” he added.

He also said, “All international assistance to Afghanistan during the last 10 years has been given with many conditions.  These conditions will increase after 2014”.

Afghanistan expects from the Tokyo Conference that international community would help Afghanistan based on the needs and demands of the government.

Tokyo Conference is going to be held in July 2012. The international community will commit and announce the amount of their assistance to Afghanistan during 2014 and 2015.

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