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Afghanistan to tackle corruption after Tokyo confernece

07-09-2012 13:44 BJT

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he’ll tackle corruption, after donors pledged 16 billion US dollars in development aid through 2015. According to the provisions in the documents of Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan, as much as 20 percent of the aid could depend on Afghanistan’s effort on fighting corruption and other good governance measures.

Critics say the president is not doing enough in this respect. Some directly blame authorities for vast amounts of aid not reaching the right people. Karzai has stressed he understands where the problems lie.

Hamid Karzai, Afghan President, said, "So the way donor assistance is given to Afghanistan, the way it is disbursed inside Afghanistan, the projects selected for such an assistance and the manner of contracting and contractual mechanism, all of those are the issues that we... that we have to address, including of course, corruption within the Afghan government, and within our own system. So to put it in short words, on corruption, two hands must clap, one hand will not deliver."

Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during an opening session at the Tokyo
Conference on the Reconstruction of Afghanistan, in Tokyo July 8, 2012.
REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CNTV.CN

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