US pledges $150m for Anti-Narcotics, Rule of Law
Sun Jul 15, 12:19 pm
The United States of America has pledged to donate Afghanistan $150 million dollars for the fight against drugs and improvements in the Rule of Law.
The aid agreement was signed between Javed Ludin, the Afghan deputy foreign minister, and James B. Cunningham, the US deputy ambassador to Afghanistan on Saturday in Kabul.
Ludin praised continued US assistance, saying the US has been the largest donor country to Afghanistan over the past decade.
He hoped concrete steps would be taken while using the aid for the strengthening of Rule of law, justice, and the fight against drugs that are some of the top priorities of the Afghan government.
The Deputy US ambassador said his country is providing the aid package in order to help Afghanistan improve the rule of law and the administration of justice. A primary objective of the donation is to help provide equal opportunities to the all segments of Afghan societies.
Cunningham said, “The US continues to work to improve the Rule of Law and Justice Sectors of Afghanistan, and we will continue the trainings in this respect. We will continue assisting programs that improve women’s access to Law and Justice.”
This announcement follows the recent signing of an agreement between the US and the ministry of mines to provide $97 million dollars for gas development projects in northern Sheberghan.