December 10, 2016

Cyprus Offers Financial Aid to Afghanistan

On Monday December 16th, the Cyprus Government provided the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with financial aid to the tune of 80.000 US dollars in an effort to support a special committee, formed to draft a new constitution for Afghanistan.

The financial assistance was presented by Cyprus ‘ Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Sotos Zackheos to the UNDP Administrator Marc Malloch Brown in the presence of Afghanistan ‘s Permanent Representative to the UN and other UNDP officials.

Ambassador Zackheos noted that the financial aid being offered by the Cyprus government indicates Cyprus ’ belief in the principle of legality and expressed the hope that Afghanistan will proceed on the difficult road of reconstruction, progress and improvement. In turn, Mr. Brown thanked the Ambassador for Cyprus ’ contribution to Afghanistan stressing the important role that Cyprus plays in the international arena.