Deputy Foreign Minister Meets Asian Development Bank Country Director for Afghanistan

November 08, 2017

KABUL – Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Cooperation Mrs. Adela Raz met with Asian Development Bank (ADB) Country Director for Afghanistan Mr. Samuel Tumiwa this afternoon.

While providing information to the Deputy Foreign Minister on activities, ADB’s various programs in Afghanistan and reforms for improving Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), Mr. Tumiwa announced its support to the activities of the Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA).

Congratulating the appointment of Mr. Tumiwa on this position, Deputy Foreign Minister appreciated the ADB’s activities and achievements in infrastructure development in Afghanistan and emphasized on strengthening closer partnership and cooperation between the Bank and Afghanistan-led regional cooperation processes.

Bothe sides identified technical support, conducting joint research, creating cooperation between RECCA and the Bank’s research center, creating further coordination between RECCA and Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Programs and holding investment attraction programs for large regional projects as potential areas of mutual cooperation.