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Minister of Finance meets with International Development Cooperation Minister of Sweden

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finance-minister-meet-sweden-international-development-ministerH.E. Minister of Finance, Eklil Hakimi met with the Swedish delegation led by Honorable Ms Isbellah Lovin, Minister for International Development Cooperation Sweden.

 In the meeting that took place in the Presidential Palace, today November 19, 2015, theFinance Minister H.E. Eklil Hakimi met today with the Swedish delegation led by H.E. Ms Isbellah Lovin, Minister for International Development Cooperation.

In the meeting that took place at the Presidential Palace, the Ministers discussed Sweden’s development assistance to Afghanistan as well as a broad range of economic and development issues, banking reform, private sector development and the role of women in the public sector. Minister Hakimi briefed the participants on the National Unity Government’s reform agenda and its plans for the coming years.

He added that NUG is working on a development strategy to be ready for development conference planned to be hosted by European Union in Brussels in later 2016. He also explained the Afghan government’s plans to enhance regional economic cooperation including through the implementation of mega projects such as TAPI and CASA-1000.