Slovakia contributes to building schools in Afghanistan

The donation forms a part of the Slovak humanitarian aid to the country.

Slovak Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák.Slovak Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák. (Source: SITA)

Slovakia will support the completion of two school buildings in the city of Mazar Sharif in northern Afghanistan.

Slovak Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák presented, on behalf of Slovakia, a €50,000 cheque to Nasir Jalili, the coordinator of the Afghan non-profit organisation Khair Khwa Social Services and Development Organisation in Brussels on October 4.

The donation forms a part of the Slovak humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.

“Afghanistan is a focus of attention for the international community and the European Union,” Lajčák said, as quoted by the TASR newswire. “We’re engaged in Afghanistan, as it’s one of the three priority countries of our development assistance and our donations are primarily directed to the fields of education and health care.”

Slovakia, which does not have a representation office in Afghanistan, has chosen the right person for handing over its humanitarian aid, Lajčák said, adding that Jalili knows the value of investing in education very well. He studied in Slovakia and is currently working at the Medical Faculty of Comenius University in Bratislava, and he is also engaged in the process of Afghan children education.

After having received the symbolic cheque, Jalili thanked Slovakia for its support and added that with its help, children in Afghanistan will not have to learn in provisional conditions, TASR wrote.

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