18.1 C
Imphal
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
No menu items!

German Foreign Ministry to provide $11.7 mln for Afghanistan people support program – Maas

Most countries have reduced or evacuated their diplomatic missions in the Central Asian country following the events.

Must Read

Berlin: The German Foreign Ministry will provide 10 million euros ($11.7 million) for a program to support people in Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told reporters in Berlin.

“We are looking into the period after the evacuation, I spoke about this with representatives of German human rights organizations… These days, many representatives of NGOs, science and culture addressed us. In recent years, they have maintained a close partnership with civil society (in Afghanistan) which they would like to continue to support,” Maas said.

- Advertisement -

“To ensure this, we are creating a support fund for those who campaigned for human rights, freedom of science and culture, we want to expand specific protection programs for Afghanistan… and we are allocating immediately 10 million euros for this,” he said.

On August 15, the Taliban (terrorist group, banned in Russia) completed their takeover of Afghanistan by entering Kabul. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani left the country to prevent what he described as bloodshed that would occur if militants had to fight for the city. Most countries have reduced or evacuated their diplomatic missions in the Central Asian country following the events.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Latest News

Agniveer recruitment rally to continue till Tuesday in Manipur’s Koirengei airfield

Imphal: In a continued effort to meet the aspirations and long desire of youths of Manipur to join the...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -