02 May 2017

News Story: Canberra Expected To Increase Support To Afghanistan

By Samim Faramarz

Australian ambassador to Afghanistan Richard Feakes has said his country is expected to increase the level of cooperation with Afghanistan following the recent visit by the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to Kabul.

The Ministry of Economy (MoEc) has said that Australia’s economic cooperation with Afghanistan was key to improving the nation’s economic progress.

“Australia maintains an extraordinary reputation in the mining sector. Australian experience on extraction of mines will be helpful for Afghanistan which is rich in natural resources,” said economy ministry spokesman Suhrab Bahman.

The statements come a week after Turnbull visited Kabul where he held discussions on issues of common interest with the Afghan leadership.

“We have the fourth largest development assistance program here. Internationally, which focuses particularly on women and girls, on education, on building capacity of Afghan farmers and also those communities that are most vulnerable,” said Feakes.

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