Canada support to AfghanistanThe government of Canada has pledged a total of $440 million in aid to Afghanistan to support the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and civilian development projects.

The Office of the Chief Executive in a statement said Canada will provide the aid to support Afghanistan in coming three years.

The statement further added that the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the commitment during a meeting with President Mohamamd Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah on the sidelines of the Warsaw summit in Poland.

Mr. Trudeau hailed the Afghan government for its achievements in the field of security, development, women’s rights and provision of working opportunities to them.

He said Canada will continue to support Afghanistan in military and economic sectors and pledged $170 million for the Afghan military and $270 for the civilian sectors.

The Canadian Prime Minister also added that Canada will increase its support to Afghanistan and assured President Ghani in this regard.

Trudeau further added that Canada has plenty of experience and commitment in the field of renewable energy and the country is prepared to share its experience with Afghanistan and other developing countries.

In his return, President Ghani thanked the Canadian Prime Minister for Canada’s support in various sectors to Afghanitan and urged Mr. Trudeau to help Afghanistan in management and human resources skill building.

CEO Abdullah also hailed Canada for its support to Afghanistan in the fields of economy, development and fight against terrorism and called Canada a good friend and partner of Afghanistan.

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