Afghanistan: Guterres, pledged $ 1 billion from donors

GENEVA, 13 SEPTEMBER – “I cannot give figures on the specific sum, but taking into consideration the appeal, the support for neighboring countries and other programs, we have heard promises for about a billion dollars”. This was stated by the UN secretary general, Antonio Guterres, at the end of the conference on aid for Afghanistan. The meeting “fully met my expectations,” he said at a press conference, underlining the wide participation of ministers and representatives of organizations and the unanimous support of the international community to recognize that “now is the time to mobilize.” (HANDLE).

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