Donors Funds for Afghanistan do not Stay in This Country: Head of ACBAR

Politics Materials 12 June 2008 14:17 (UTC +04:00)
Azerbaijan, Baku, 12 June / corr. Trend G. Ahmadova, D. Khatinoglu/ The Head of the Afghani governmental organization ACBAR Anja de Beer attributes to the problem on spending of foreign donor aid to the poor security conditions in this country. "Many high-income foreign companies in Afghanistan very often sign short-term contracts due to the security problems," Anja de Beer, head of the Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief (ACBAR) said to Trend . According to the head of the Agency, the other part of the problems on donor money is connected with the regulation of supplies. "The goods are purchased not in Afghanistan, but outside the country. It means that the funds allocated for Afghanistan by donors do not stay in the country, these funds move back in this or that way," Beer said over a telephone from Paris on 12 June. "However if more capital would stay in Afghanistan, it would be incentive for the country's economy," said the Head of ACBAR. According to Beer, the foreign companies and organizations functioning in Afghanistan are not required to render a report before the government.  "Therefore, there is no clear idea of how much international financial companies spend for reconstruction of Afghanistan. The government also accepts the opinion that there should be a better way to managing financial aid from the donor organizations," head of the Afghani organization said. According to Beer, the point is not only financing reconstruction in Afghanistan. "The point also is that the international donor aid, which is to be spent, should be reflected on facts," he said.

The international conference on rendering financial aid for reconstruction of Afghanistan will begin in Paris on 12 June. The President of France Nicola Sarkozy, President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzay, the UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon and representatives of more than 60 delegations will take part in the conference.

During the conference in Paris, the president of Afghanistan will address the international community with a request to render a $50bln aid to his country