In a major development, EU announces one billion euro aid package for Afghanistan

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In a major development, EU announces one billion euro aid package for Afghanistan

The European Union has announced one-billion-euro aid package for Afghanistan.

In a statement, the Bloc's Chief, Ursula Von Der Leyen said the money, pledged at a virtual G20 summit, adds 250 million euros to a 300-million-euro sum the EU previously announced for urgent humanitarian needs, with the remainder going to Afghanistan's neighbouring countries taking in Afghans fleeing Taliban rule.