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ADB Assistance Lays Positive Impact On Economic Life of Afghans: Marshal Fahim

Saturday, March 08, 2014
Kabul (BNA) Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim the vice president of Afghanistan in meeting with Taki Hiko Nekao the head of Asian Development Bank (ADB) said that the contribution of the bank in providing energy from water resources and connecting Afghanistan to the neighboring states via railway is essential.
According to presidential palace in the meeting also attended by Kalawz Garisar the regional director of the bank and Joji Tokishi the country’s director, according to BNA, the vice president described the bank’s assistance very significant in improving the living condition of the Afghans.
Marshal Fahim stated that Afghanistan is in need of ADB assistance and hoped that the bank could play its role in implementation of gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to Pakistan and India through Afghanistan. He also noted that Afghanistan needs assistance in the field of agriculture and rebuilding economic infrastructure and hoped for the support of ADB in the sector. Taki Hiko Nekao in the meeting assured more support to the people of Afghanistan, saying ADB has contributed more than 4 billion US dollars in the fields of rebuilding economic infrastructures and capacity building in  Afghanistan.
Head of ADB in the meeting hoped for holding free and fair elections in Afghanistan that could be able to facilitate peaceful transfer of power in the country. The first vice president, according to another report also met the ambassador of Pakistan to Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq who paid farewell meeting to the vice president. In the meeting, Marshal Fahim hailed the services of the ambassador and hoped for farther improving relations between the two countries. Marshal Fahim also said that cultural relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan have been improved in recent years, saying many Afghan youth are studying in Pakistan. Ambassador Sadiq expressed satisfaction over his success in providing legally traveling Afghans to Pakistan during his mission and also termed Afghans as his friends.

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