President Ghani Meets with JICA Chairman

President Ghani Meets with JICA Chairman


President Ashraf Ghani discussed momentous projects of Japan in Afghanistan today in a meeting with Shinichi Kitaoka, the chairman of Japan International Cooperation Agency in Tokyo, the capital of Japan.

The president believed that Afghanistan can take advantage of Japan’s successful models and approaches in agriculture, water management and irrigation, dam construction, reforestation, land and urban development, and mining.

President Ghani described Japan as a steadfast friend and strategic partner of Afghanistan and extended gratitude to the country for its multifaceted cooperation and assistance in different fronts, particularly within the past 18 years.

The president talked over the Afghan government’s progress in land sector, urban development plans for five large cities of the country, modification and passing legislation pieces and urged Japan to share its experience and successful models in those areas.

He added following the amendment of the Mining Law, Afghanistan is keen to attract foreign investments in this sector and called on the Japanese investors and private sector to make investment in this area, particularly on rare earth materials such as Lithium.

The JICA chairman welcomed the president to Japan and assured on their cooperation with Afghanistan in various areas including agricultural development, land management as well as training Afghan students to enable them to learn those models and apply them in their own country.