Canada’s development assistance is based on key reforms that the Government of Afghanistan has to implement including strengthening the rights of women, reduction of endemic corruption, and significant improvement in governance and upcoming Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
“Today’s announcement reaffirms Canada’s commitment to enhancing the well-being, security, and long-term prosperity of the Afghan people”, said Parliamentary Secretary for National Defense, Chris Alexander.
“A primary focus of Canada’s engagement in Afghanistan is the promotion of a better, and more equitable, future for women and girls,” said Mr. Alexander. “Women and girls represent a significant resource that must be fully engaged in the advancement of their country. Empowering and advancing the rights of girls and women are in the interests of Afghan families and Afghan communities.”