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Signing ceremony at Da Afghanistan Bank


Kabul, Afghanistan
May 25, 2002

Afghanistan's Central Bank Governor, Dr. Anwar-ul-Haq Ahady, signs an agreement for an $80,000 U.S. Agency for International Development grant as U.S. Ambassador Robert P. Finn (seated at table) looks on. Also pictured are Craig Buck, USAID Mission Director (second from the left) and Ahmed Idrees Rahmani, a program officer for USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives (left). The grant will facilitate the transfer of money between Afghanistan and the international financial community and establish a communications link between the Bank's headquarters in Kabul and its offices in Herat, Kandahar, Nangarhar and Mazar-e-Sharif. The grant also covers the provision of 10 computers, 6 printers, software and training for bank staff. 

Afghanistan's Central Bank Governor, Dr. Anwar-ul-Haq Ahady, signs an agreement for an $80,000 U.S. Agency for International Development grant as U.S. Ambassador Robert P. Finn (seated at table) looks on. Also pictured are Craig Buck, USAID Mission Director (second from the left) and Ahmed Idrees Rahmani, a program officer for USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives (left). The grant will facilitate the transfer of money between Afghanistan and the international financial community and establish a communications link between the Bank's headquarters in Kabul and its offices in Herat, Kandahar, Nangarhar and Mazar-e-Sharif. The grant also covers the provision of 10 computers, 6 printers, software and training for bank staff. (Photo by DOS -Sally Hodgson)


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