H.E. Eng. Nasir Ahmad Durrani, the Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met this afternoon with the UN Deputy Special Representative of Secretary General for Afghanistan, Mr. Tom Bowen.
In the meeting that took place at the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Minister Durrani briefed Mr. Tom Bowen about his priorities and national programmes of the MRRD.
Minister Durrani said,”United Nations (UN) has been a long time supporter and friend of Afghan people. UN Agencies especially WFP, UNICEF, UNDP, UNOCHA and UNHABITAT are some of the key partners for MRRD.”
Insisting on the prolongation of UN cooperations, Minister Durrani stated that the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development works directly with UNDP and UNICEF for NABDP and Ru-WatSIP progrmmes and they have a very good working relationship.
In return, UN Deputy Special Representative of Secretary General, Mr. Tom Bowen commended the activities of the MRRD. He reassured the Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development that UN will provide support from the MRRD in various aspects especially in the area of disaster management.