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Minister Hakimi, US diplomat discuss ‘tax exemption on US assistance’

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Minister Hakimi meeting Assistant Chief of Mission for US  Embassy, Richard H Riley in his  office Minister Hakimi meeting Assistant Chief of Mission for US Embassy, Richard H Riley in his office
 KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance, in meeting with Richard H Riley, Assistant Chief of Mission of US Embassy- Kabul, discussed agreement of exemption of US assistance to Afghanistan from taxation, achievements of Afghan Government including remarkable increase in national revenue which is also approved by International Monetary Fund (IMF), Afghanistan’s opportunities and advantages of membership in the World Customs Organization (WCO) and its new strategy for reforms Afghanistan’s customs facilities, the ministry of finance said in a statement.
In addition, they also talked on exchange of Custom Information with neighbor countries bringing reforms and fight against corruption and other relevant issues, the statement added.
Meanwhile it was decided that technical teams of both sides should work on technical and legal aspects of the agreement in order to implement it effectively.
According to another report, Minister of Finance met with residents of Khwahan-Badakhshan and MP Fawzia Koofi of Badakhshan in his office yesterday.
In the meeting, Minister of Finance discussed inauguration of a border bridge between Khwahan- Badakhshan and Tajikistan in order to provide better transport to the citizens and delivery of public services through effective implementation of national budget.
Additionally, Minister of Finance also talked about construction of 30 km Faizabad-Darwaz Road, district building and other local offices; meanwhile he heard their opinions and suggestions.