The US will allocate an additional $300 million to Afghanistan this year

The funds will be allocated as civil assistance.

The United States will provide an additional $300 million in civilian aid to Afghanistan this year. This is stated in a statement issued on Wednesday by Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

“As part of our commitment to investing in and supporting the people of Afghanistan, we are working with the US Congress to provide $300 million in additional civilian assistance in 2021 through the State Department and the US Agency for International Development,” Blinken said.

According to him, the funding will be used to promote economic growth, fight corruption and drug trafficking, and develop health and education systems. “With the withdrawal of troops, we will use economic and civilian assistance to promote lasting peace,” the statement said.

Earlier, US President Joe Biden announced that he plans to begin the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan in May and complete it by September 11, 2021.

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