Afghanistan gets $16 billion pledge from donors– –Has someone discovered a money tree?
received donations totaling $16 billion from countries and
organizations around the world, in a pledge of continued support to the
country even after foreign troops pull out in 2014, the Associated Press reported.
United States, the largest donor to Afghanistan, said it will continue
its assistance steadily throughout 2017 at its average amount of under
$2 billion a year, the AP reported.
"We see this as a powerful
symbol of our commitment to Afghanistan's future," Clinton said at a
news conference after talks in Kabul with Karzai, Agence France Presse reported.
President Hamid Karzai, who attended the conference along with US
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon,
said that his country would require $4 billion a year in aid for
civilians, Agence France Presse reported.
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