Afghanistan aid: Donors to pledge billions in Brussels

Afghanistan aid: Donors to pledge billions in Brussels
 

International donors are meeting in Brussels to raise billions more dollars in aid for Afghanistan.
More than 70 countries are at the talks, hosted by the European Union. They are expected to pledge another $3bn a year in aid until 2020.
Afghanistan will be asked to do more to tackle corruption and to take back tens of thousands of failed asylum seekers.
The country faces a resurgent Taliban and remains reliant on foreign help, 15 years after the militants were ousted.
"We're buying four more years for Afghanistan," said EU special representative Franz-Michael Mellbin.
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5 October 2016 in World News, Views: 29
Source: BBC
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