Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Bush to seek more budget for Afghanistan

NEW YORK, Feb 6 (Pajhwok Afghan News): The annual budget proposals of President George Bush, if approved by the US Congress, would accelerate the development of Afghanistan in the next few years. --- In his budget proposals, Bush requested the Congress for $5.9 billion in 2007 and $2.7 billion in 2008 for expedited training of Afghan security forces Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police. Activities include training, equipping, personnel support, and developing the capacity of government ministries to maintain forces. Expressing his commitment to strengthen Afghanistan Government and improve the quality of life, Bush also requested $698 million in 2007 and $339 million in 2008.


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