- publish: 9 September 2015
- time: 10:23 pm
- category: Economy
- No: 1121
Azerbaijan ready to continue support Afghanistan
Azerbaijan is ready to continue supporting Afghanistan in developing its transport, energy, information and communication technologies, Ashraf Shikhaliyev, said on Tuesday the head of the Azerbaijan International Development Agency (AİDA) under the Azerbaijani foreign ministry.
Shikhaliyev made this statement at the events in Afghanistan.
He said that the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway and new Baku International Sea Trade Port will create favorable opportunities for Afghanistan to enter the world markets. This will revive and contribute to the sustainable development of the economy of Afghanistan.
Shikhaliyev said that Azerbaijan renders financial assistance to the Afghan National Army Trust Fund and plans to give scholarships to Afghan specialists and students for the development of human capital in Afghanistan.
Holding such activities is aimed at promoting the economic cooperation of Afghanistan with neighboring countries and international financial institutions, he said.
More than 70 countries including influential international organizations and heads of business organizations were present at the events. The president of Afghanistan, senior officials of the Afghan government and the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan attended the event.
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