Eng. Nasir Ahmad Durrani, the Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, met with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director, Mr. William Hammink.
Minister Durrani briefed the USAID Mission Director on his development priorities, plans and programmes, which include technical capacity building, together with transparency and accountability in the implementation of all development projects, which will address the identified needs of the rural population.
“The support of the international community is crucial to bring successful poverty alleviation and tangible changes in the living standards of Afghan rural communities” Minister Durrani insisted.
In return, Mr. Hammink made positive comments about the future plans and programmes of the Ministry outlined by the Minister. The USAID Mission Director reassured Minister Durrani that USAID will fully cooperate with MRRD in the future.
“After the successful completion of Stability in Key Areas (SIKA) a new programme namely ESLAH will be launched with the financial support of United States Agency for International Development.” USAID’s Mission Director, Mr. William Hammink stated.