22 February 2019 - 00:21
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Iran, Japan play crucial role in Afghanistan reconstruction: JICA

Mashhad, Feb 21, IRNA -- Chief executive officer of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Iran said on Thursday that Islamic Republic of Iran and Japan as the two responsible members in the international community can play a crucial role in reconstruction of Afghanistan and help the Afghans.

Addressing the closing ceremony of the First Educational Course on Management of Waste in 2019 in Mashhad, Hiroyuki Tanaka added that experts of Kabul Municipality have completed the course in Mashhad successfully, who will hopefully use their learning in line with the country’s development.

He further noted that JICA has explained its strategy in the field of promoting knowledge and building capacity for sustainable growth and strengthening ties among regional states.

The Japanese government started Official Development Assistance activities in Iran in 1957 and JICA officially established a Tehran office in 1974. In the almost 60 years of Japan’s assistance program, JICA has helped Iran implement many projects with government agencies and local officials, particularly in the field of environmental conservation.

JICA’s priority areas in Iran include: strengthening infrastructure, job creation, disaster risk reduction, water resources management, conservation of natural environment, global warming management and relations with the international community.

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