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Korea to spend $500 mil to help rebuild Afghanistan

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The Korean government has decided to spend 500 million dollars US over the next five years to help with the reconstruction and stabilization of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade reported on April 15 that Korean Deputy Minister for Political Affairs Kim Jae-shin announced the support plan at a foreign ministers’ meeting in Berlin on April 14.

The Deputy Minister expressed Korea’s willingness to participate in the reconstruction efforts of the international community for Afghanistan at the meeting.

Korea has been participating in the international community’s rebuilding efforts in Afghanistan by sending the Ashena Unit to the country as a Provincial Reconstruction Team and providing aid through the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the Foreign Ministry said.

The country decided to increase its aid contribution to reflect its international status as an aid donor, the ministry added.

Foreign ministers from 48 member countries of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and representatives of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the United Nations (UN) and other international organizations attended the meeting.

By Yoon Sojung Staff Writer

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