President Karzai Meets Belgian Deputy PM
May 5, 2012 - President Hamid Karzai met on Saturday with Mr. Didier Reynders, the deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium.
Deputy PM Reynders, leading a delegation to Kabul briefed the President on his visit to troops serving in Kunduz, Kandahar and Kabul.
President Karzai thanked Belgium for all the assistance it has made to Afghanistan over the past eleven years and hoped the bilateral cooperation can further be expanded.
President Karzai inquired and discussed with the delegation the possibility for Afghan medical students to pursue their higher education in Belgium.
Belgian deputy PM reaffirmed his country’s continued commitment to Afghanistan past the year 2014 in economic areas.
Belgium has assisted Afghanistan with 30 Million Euros in various fields including supporting health, education, return of the Afghan refugees, agriculture and mine clearance projects. The country has about 600 soldiers serving under the NATO-led ISAF troops in Afghanistan.