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President Ghani and his Finnish counterpart stress enhancing cooperation PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 17:05

The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with the president of Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö on the sidelines of the UNGA, Tuesdaymorning, New York.

The Finnish president said that Finland is happy to have helped Afghanistan during the last fifteen years, reaffirming that they will continue assisting the Afghan Government in the future.

President Ghani thanked the Finnish government for the continuation of their assistance with Afghanistan. He said that Finland possesses remarkable experiences in different fields specifically rehabilitation of forests.

The President said, “The forests in Afghanistan, which have been damaged due to the four-decade long war going on in our country, can be better rehabilitated with the help of Finnish government experiences.”

President Bellen said that the Finnish government is ready to provide technical cooperation to Afghanistan. He added, “The Afghan-Finnish technical team should formulate a working plan for rehabilitation of forests.”

The two leaders also discussed economic cooperation, peace-building, expansion of commerce and transit.

President Ghani said that Afghanistan is becoming a roundabout for the region and Asia by virtue of its strategic location and that it can provide ample opportunities for economic cooperation, transit, investment and trade.