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EU Pledges 1-Billion Euro Aid Package To Afghanistan

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Brussels: The European Union (EU) has announced a one-billion-euro ($1.2-billion) aid package for Taliban-controlled Afghanistan on Tuesday. This is “to avert a major humanitarian and socio-economic collapse,” the bloc’s chief, Ursula von der Leyen said.

Pledged at a virtual G20 summit, the money adds 250 million euros to a 300-million-euro sum the EU previously announced for urgent humanitarian needs, with the remainder going to Afghanistan’s neighbouring countries taking in Afghans fleeing Taliban rule, the EU was quoted as saying in a statement by news agency AFP.

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