President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Nurjehan Mawani, the Ambassador of High Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan in Afghanistan, to discuss the future of Aga Khan Development Network development projects in Afghanistan.

The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said the meeting was organized in ARG Presidential Palace on Saturday morning.

The statement further added that two sides discussed the implementation of projects by Aga Khan Development Network in various countries in energy, communications, and agriculture.

According to ARG Palace, President Ghani and Ambassador Mawani also discussed facilitation for the implementation of similar projects in Afghanistan.

President Ghani said the relevant authorities will provide the required facilities for the Aga Khan Foundation and other private investors to invest in Afghanistan.

The Aga Khan Development Network has played a key role in the reconstruction of Afghanistan during the past several years.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed for the implementation of a project for social, economic, and environmental development in the areas located along Kabul River by acting Finance Minister Dr. Humayoun Qayoumi, acting Urban Develoment Minister Roshan Wolasmal, Charrge d’Affairs of the Embassy of Germany Christophe Pilix, and the head of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Ajmal Maiwandi.

The project would be funded by the government of Germany with an aim to develop the social and economic infrastructures of Kabul, having an estimated value of 18.058 million Euros.

According to ARG Palace, the project include renovation and construction of Industrial Machinery Enterprise, social, economic, and environmental development in the areas along Kabul River, including Deh Afghanan, Andarabi, Joi Sher, the first and second districts of Chendawol, preservation of cultural heritages including local development councils, reconstruction of the general and green areas and establishment of a perspective for economic development through professional training in handicraft and other industries in Jangalak training center.

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