S Korean vice FM to visit Afghanistan for conference

14:04, July 15, 2010      

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A senior South Korean official is scheduled to attend a global conference held in the Afghan capital of Kabul next Tuesday in Kabul, the foreign ministry in Seoul said Thursday.

South Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Shin Kak-soo is set to join the International Conference on Afghanistan, which will also be attended by President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, Secretary- General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon and about 80 other people representing their countries and international groups, the ministry said.

The conference is aimed at discussing governance, economic and social development, social harmony and regional cooperation in the war-ravaged central Asian nation.

Shin plans to shed light on South Korea's efforts to support reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan at the meeting. South Korea has sent a team of civilian aid workers and troops to protect them to Afghanistan.

"Through activities of South Korea's provincial reconstruction team (PRT), launched on July 1, the government seeks to contribute actively to building a basis of sustainable peace and reconstruction in Afghanistan," the ministry said in a statement.

Source: Xinhua


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