Malaysia Ready to Support Afghanistan’s Rebuilding Efforts

KABUL: (MEP) – Malaysia is ready to support Afghanistan in its rebuilding efforts, said the Charge d’Affaires of the Malaysian Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN), Raja Reza Raja Zaib Shah.

He said Kuala Lumpur was willing to explore further ways in which it could continue to provide humanitarian assistance to the war-torn country.

He said Malaysia would continue to provide opportunities for capacity building and human resource development to Afghanistan through bilateral technical training programs, such as the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Program me (MTCP).

“We are ready to work with the Afghan government to identify areas of training we can provide which are most relevant for its developmental needs,” he said.

He was speaking on Agenda Item 37: The Situation in Afghanistan at the Plenary of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly, in New York yesterday. His text of speech was faxed to Bernama here, Thursday.

He said that the Malaysian Armed Forces Medical Contingent (MALCON) stationed in the Bamyan province had extended much-needed medical, dentistry and healthcare services to the Afghan people from July 2010 until April 2013.

Raja Reza said Malaysia was also willing to share its experience in enhancing the involvement and development of women in all facets of life in accordance with Islamic principles.

“Malaysia reiterates its view that Afghanistan would benefit enormously from the inclusion and contribution of women in the political, economic and social spheres,” he said

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