U.K. Ups Aid to Afghanistan
Posted on Jul 18, 2010
The British government has announced a 40 percent increase in aid projects in Afghanistan as it gears up to fulfill a pledge to remove its combat troops from the country by 2014.
UK spending on Afghanistan aid projects is set to rise by 40% in efforts to hasten the withdrawal of troops from the country.
International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell is to say securing progress there is his top priority.
The government has already committed £500m on projects in Afghanistan over the next five years.
AP / Rafiq Maqool
British marines debark in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2006.