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VP Danesh Seeks Support of AKDN in Culture, Agriculture and Health Sectors

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh met with Agha Khan Development Network diplomatic representative for Afghanistan, Sheherazade Hirji, here in his office yesterday, a statement said.
Thanking Agha Khan Development Network’s works in areas of health, agriculture and cultural heritage, VP Danesh asked for the AKDN’s continued cooperation with Afghanistan, the statement from second VP press office told The Kabul Times daily.
Hinting to Bamyan provincial hospital’s management by Agha Khan Development Network, VP Danesh said the hospital needed to be equipped by the joint efforts of government and AKDN and to be upgraded to a regional hospital that also extend services to the surrounding provinces and deprived regions, the statement added.
VP Danesh also pointed to AKDN works in protection and restoration of the cultural heritages and historical monuments, saying Afghanistan owning rich cultural heritage and it was needed that AKDN expand its programs besides Afghan government to other provinces and help protect those relics remain in danger.
Meanwhile, AKDN diplomatic representative praised Afghan government’s cooperation and in particular, second Vice President’s sincere support of their programs in Afghanistan, adding H.E Agha Khan was believing on pluralism and committed to cooperation with the country.
She also briefed VP Danesh on AKDN programs in areas of agriculture in Daikundi province, plan for upgrading of Bamyan hospital to a regional one and connecting it to other AKDN-run hospitals in Afghanistan and Pakistan and their development programs in other provinces of the country, the statement added.
Ambassador Sheherazade Hirji said AKDN would continue to attract more fund and support of the donor countries to expand its programs in the coming year.

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