World Earth Day Commemorated In Afghanistan

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World Earth Day was keenly commemorated in Afghanistan with increasing environmental stresses occurring due to local development and international causes. His Excellency Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah spoke at a ceremony and addressed soil and groundwater contamination, air pollution and other environmental degradation in the country which has become a priority for the National Unity Government to tackle. However, inadequate funding, insecurity, climate change, a rapidly growing population, urbanization and corruption related problems such as deforestation and illegal mining result in inadequate progress being made to protect the country's beautiful and often spectacular environment.