UK announces financial contribution of £8 million to Afghan presidential election
Issuing a statement on
Thursday, the British Embassy has announced a financial contribution of £
eight million to support the delivery of Afghanistan presidential election.
“The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID)
will make available up to £8 million to the UN Electoral Support Programme,
which provides technical support to Afghanistan’s Independent Electoral Bodies,”
part of the statement reads.
The statement further noted that the amount also included a
planned contribution of £4 million to support preparations for the presidential
According to the statement, British Ambassador to Afghanistan Ms Alison Blake said that the UK strongly supports holding a timely, transparent, and credible election in Afghanistan.
Officials of the US Embassy in Kabul had also asked for
ensuring transparency of the election process and protection of the voters
rights in a meeting with officials of the Independent Electoral Commission on