Norwegian Prime Minister Reaffirms Continued Enhanced Commitments to Afghanistan

(Last Updated On: October 16, 2015)

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The Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg in an exclusive interview with Ariananews stressed on its country’s continued commitments to Afghanistan.

Solberg emphasized that her country would continue economic and training support to Afghanistan and also committed cooperation for development of Afghan women’s lives.

According to Norwegian Prime Minister, Afghanistan has a lot of potential and for its implementation it is necessary the political situation to be improved.

The top Norwegian official stressed on protecting Afghan women’s rights, citing the country would not be properly ruled without participation of half of the country’s population.

“Afghan women rights must be protected. Today many of our group members in Afghanistan have left the country, but those who are still here, activate in training Afghan police and army. We continue our economic and training support to Afghanistan,” Erna Solberg, the Norwegian Prime Minister said.

Previously, Norway has pledged to send NOK 750 million (around USD 135 million) to Afghanistan per year until 2017.

“Afghanistan has long been high on Norway’s agenda, in both military and civilian terms. Norway gives priority to education, good governance and rural development, and women’s rights and anti-corruption efforts are important considerations within these areas,” Solberg added.

 

 

Reported by Nazira

 

 

 

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