GENEVA | EU announces new funds for Afghanistan at UN conference

27Nov - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



GENEVA  — The European Union has announced 474 million euros ($535 million) in financial aid for Afghanistan as senior diplomats gathered for a U.N.-backed conference focusing on development, peace and security in the country.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appealed for investment as the two-day conference opened Tuesday with top diplomats from countries like Germany, Russia and Iran among dozens of diplomats and officials to speak a day later.

The meeting aims to take stock of progress of the Afghan government in using billions of dollars in foreign aid for education, health care, humanitarian support and needs since 2016.

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