Finland offers 250,000 euros supporting Afghan election

19:32, July 19, 2010      

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Finland has granted 250,000 euros to support the organization of Afghanistan's upcoming parliamentary election in September, said the Finnish Foreign Ministry on Monday.

According to a statement released by the ministry, the purpose of the support is to contribute to a successful electoral process in Afghanistan through the UNDP (United Nations Development Program) Electoral Fund.

The ministry said that supporting democratic development in Afghanistan is integral to the achievement of sustainable peace and stability in the country.

At the same time, the funds granted will be conducive to the development of good administration, which is one of the main goals set for Finland's development cooperation with Afghanistan.

The election set for Sept. 18 will be the second parliamentary election since the fall of Taliban in 2001.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王千原雪)

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