UK Announces £8 million Contribution to Afghan Presidential Elections

The UK on Thursday announced a significant financial contribution to support the delivery of Afghanistan’s Presidential Election. The British embassy in a statement said, “The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) will make available up to £8 million to the UN Electoral Support Programme, which provides technical support to Afghanistan’s Independent Electoral Bodies.”

This includes a planned contribution of £4 million to support preparations for the Presidential election. “The UK reiterates the importance of credible Presidential elections taking place. Timely elections are another step towards a more stable and democratic future for Afghanistan,” the statement added.

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