EU is committed to help Afghanistan in civil police reform, justice, public administration and public finance
KABUL - Poor security is the biggest challenge hurting the chances of foreign investments in Afghanistan, a EU commissioner said on Tuesday.
European Union Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs on Sunday visited Afghanistan and expressed grave concern about security situation in the country.
Commissioner Piebalgs said the issue of security in Afghanistan should be taken seriously.
As long as there is insecurity, it would not only downsize development activities, but it will also cut back the chances of investments in Afghanistan, Commissioner Piebalgs said.
We are planning to spend 600 Euros in the next three years in Afghanistan and after 2014 we would still continue to help the country, the commissioner said.
"Afghanistan has already made considerable progress in areas like rural development and health, but over half of the Afghan population still lives below the poverty line. We now need to continue to build on our partnership to ensure that even more is done to make the country as efficient, stable, and well-run as possible and that the lives of the Afghan people, especially the most vulnerable ones, are improved as a result."
The commissioner said European Union is committed to help Afghanistan in different sectors, including civil police reform, justice, public administration and the need to improve public finance. (Tolo News)