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Iran starts training program for Afghan officials

Kabul, Aug 14, IRNA -- Iranian experts started training 60 officials of three Afghan ministries -- mines and industries, water and power and communications -- in Kabul on Saturday.

The training program is being conducted with the help of the World Bank, the Iranian embassy at the Afghan capital declared.

Iranian experts are to teach principles of management to the Afghan officials.

The one-month training program is being conducted in the premises of the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Industries.

It may be recalled that on August 3 some 45 personnel of the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock headed for Tehran to participate in an agricultural equipment and gardening training program.

Talking to IRNA, Minister of Agriculutre and Livestock Mohammed Sharif said: "Iran has contributed to Afghanistan's reconstruction in several areas, particularly in providing training for agricultural personnel."

Iran last year donated to the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture 211 agricultural machinery as well as fertilizers and pesticides worth US dlr 12 million, the official added.

Some 200 officials from Afghanistan's Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock had attended training programs in the first month of 2003 to expand the country's agriculture sector and increase its production of agricultureal products.

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