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Afghan Ministry of Economy Lauds EU’s Significant Aid Commitment

The Ministry of Economy has praised the European Union's recent commitment to provide €150 million in aid to Afghanistan.

Abdul Rahman Habib, spokesperson for the ministry, emphasized to TOLOnews that this aid should be directed towards creating job opportunities for Afghan citizens.

Habib attributed the country's rising poverty levels to the economic restrictions imposed by the international community.

“Global aid is largely focused on humanitarian assistance, and investing this aid in infrastructure and employment projects can improve the economic situation of the people,” he added.

Additionally, the United Nations Special Trust Fund for Afghanistan (STFA) has announced a $7.29 million donation from Denmark to Afghanistan.

According to a statement from the European Union, its aid will continue to support the most vulnerable citizens of Afghanistan by providing food, shelter, and health services.

"This funding will support partners working inside Afghanistan (nearly €126 million) and responding to the need of Afghan refugees in Pakistan (over €11 million) and for humanitarian organizations in Iran (nearly 11 million), as well as strengthening disaster preparedness,” the EU statement reads.

Economic experts said that continued aid is crucial for the people of Afghanistan in the current situation.

Abdul Shakoor Hedayat, an economist, said: “Organizations and institutions that have provided over three billion dollars in aid to Afghanistan in the past three years have had a positive impact on the poor people of Afghanistan, but the amount is still insufficient.”

Abdul Basir Taraki, another economist, said: “Aid should be fundamental; a factory should be built, and job opportunities should be created. It should not be limited to providing a sack of flour, a sack of rice, or lentils. Ninety percent of the funds are wasted among themselves.”

Meanwhile, the United Nations has requested $3 billion in aid for the people of Afghanistan this year, but only a small portion of this amount has been received so far.

Afghan Ministry of Economy Lauds EU’s Significant Aid Commitment

Additionally, the United Nations Special Trust Fund for Afghanistan (STFA) has announced a $7.29 million donation from Denmark to Afghanistan.

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The Ministry of Economy has praised the European Union's recent commitment to provide €150 million in aid to Afghanistan.

Abdul Rahman Habib, spokesperson for the ministry, emphasized to TOLOnews that this aid should be directed towards creating job opportunities for Afghan citizens.

Habib attributed the country's rising poverty levels to the economic restrictions imposed by the international community.

“Global aid is largely focused on humanitarian assistance, and investing this aid in infrastructure and employment projects can improve the economic situation of the people,” he added.

Additionally, the United Nations Special Trust Fund for Afghanistan (STFA) has announced a $7.29 million donation from Denmark to Afghanistan.

According to a statement from the European Union, its aid will continue to support the most vulnerable citizens of Afghanistan by providing food, shelter, and health services.

"This funding will support partners working inside Afghanistan (nearly €126 million) and responding to the need of Afghan refugees in Pakistan (over €11 million) and for humanitarian organizations in Iran (nearly 11 million), as well as strengthening disaster preparedness,” the EU statement reads.

Economic experts said that continued aid is crucial for the people of Afghanistan in the current situation.

Abdul Shakoor Hedayat, an economist, said: “Organizations and institutions that have provided over three billion dollars in aid to Afghanistan in the past three years have had a positive impact on the poor people of Afghanistan, but the amount is still insufficient.”

Abdul Basir Taraki, another economist, said: “Aid should be fundamental; a factory should be built, and job opportunities should be created. It should not be limited to providing a sack of flour, a sack of rice, or lentils. Ninety percent of the funds are wasted among themselves.”

Meanwhile, the United Nations has requested $3 billion in aid for the people of Afghanistan this year, but only a small portion of this amount has been received so far.

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