Norway pledges $110m in annual aid to Afghanistan

GMT 05:04 2014 Monday ,10 November

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Norwegian FM B?rge Brende
Kabul - MENA

The government of Norway pledged $110 million in civilian and military aid to Afghanistan for the year 2015, Khama press reported Sunday.
The commitment was made during Norwegian Foreign Minister B?rge Brende’s visit to Afghanistan on Saturday.
Brende met with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah during his visit to Kabul.
He also met with the acting foreign minister Zarar Ahmad Osmani on Saturday.
According to a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, the talks focused on Norwegian civilian and military aid to Afghanistan.
Norway contributed NOK 700 million in aid to the country in 2014. This will be increased to NOK 750 million which is equivalent to $110 million for the year 2015.

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