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Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
February 1, 2006


Summary of U.S. Assistance - London Conference on Afghanistan

The United States is by far the leading donor to Afghanistan , a pace that has accelerated over the past two years as we have committed increasing amounts of major financial resources to Afghan reconstruction. This includes significant governance, reconstruction and security assistance.

U.S. pledges made at previous donor conferences provide a clear demonstration of the long-term U.S. commitment to Afghanistan 's future. Our consistent record of meeting and exceeding our pledges for the country's reconstruction is unparalleled. At Tokyo in 2002, we pledged $296 million and met that pledge within months, going on to provide well over three times the amount. In Dubai in 2003 we pledged $1.2 billion, at the 2004 Berlin conference we committed an additional $1 billion, and by the end of the year had met and exceeded this total by over $100 million. In London , the United States will continue to stand by the people of Afghanistan as they build a democratic, secure and prosperous country.

  • Exceeding previous pledges, the United States has appropriated an additional $5.9 billion since the March 2004 Berlin conference.
  • Total U.S. assistance to Afghanistan , FY 2001 FY 2006, is over $10.3 billion.
  • In addition, Secretary Condoleezza Rice announced in the January 2006 London Conference on Afghanistan that the US will also seek $1.1 billion in its 2007 budget request, which the Administration will submit to Congress in early February 2006.

 

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