09 August 2020

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Denmark Remains Committed To Afghanistan Beyond 2014

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Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai met yesterday with Villy Sovndal, Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs, who said would be attending the upcoming Bonn Conference with a strong message of “continued commitment” to Afghanistan beyond 2014. 
Minister Sovndal, who is also accompanied by the country’s Minister for Development Cooperation reaffirmed Denmark’s continued support and assistance in a coordinated manner together with UK, to Afghanistan beyond 2014. 
Foreign Minister Sovndal underlined in particular the improvement in Afghan women’s situation as one of the key gains jointly achieved by Afghanistan and international community, and stated his country remains committed to assisting Afghan women and their empowerment. 
The meeting also discussed the topic of economic progress and development, where the Development Minister, Christain Friis Bach spoke about his country’s engagement in Afghanistan to improve health and education sectors and reaffirmed their long term support for the mentioned areas. 
President Karzai thanked Denmark for all its support and contributions to Afghanistan and praised Denmark as one of the countries that stepped in to begin assisting Afghanistan in the very early days of the post Taliban interim administration.

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