10 August 2020

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Sweden To Continue Cooperation After 2014

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Kabul (BNA) Swedish ambassador in a visit to the northern Samangan province where the security transition is expected to take place vowed to continue his country’s cooperation after the troops withdrawal from the province.
Lauding the continuation of cooperation Swedish government with the people of Samangan after 2014, the acting governor of the province, Ghulam Sakhi Baghlani said the people of the province had suffered much from the recent drought over the past several years and they are now facing with lack of potable and irrigation water.
He said the promises had been given, had been not fulfilled and the farmers had been faced lack of potable and irrigation water and other facilities.
The youth are also faced seriously absence of employment and therefore they are leaving for another provinces for work as well as their intensely need for healthcare and school buildings, he complained.
He also appreciated efforts made by the Swedish government in the area of health, education and other uplift projects costing up to $ 6 milion in some districts of the province, such as Khuram and Dar-Suf districts, but complained about the low quality of the road constructed by the UNOPS funded by the Swedish government, hoping the project to be paid attention by them.
Meanwhile, the ambassador called the security transition from the international forces to the Afghan lead in the province, the most notable process and vowed to provide cooperation with the people in different fields.
He also pledged to remove the entire problems faced by the people and mentioned by the deputy and acting governor of the province in the areas of potable and irrigation water supply as well as health and education affairs.
He said water dams would be built, deep wells would be dug, the police forces would be strengthened, and the security would be paid enough attention and health and education would be secured in the province.
According to the ambassador, the Swedish government would never let the people of Afghanistan alone particularly, Samangan people after the security responsibility is transferred from the international forces to the Afghan troops by 2014.
This is worth mentioning that Swedish government had up to 500 troops delayed in the northern province of Samangan from which five had been killed.

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