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IDLO to train ministry officials
Kabul, July 11, 2007 (Pajhwok Afghan News): The Rome-based International Development Law Organisation (IDLO) will train officials of the Ministry of Commerce and Industries in legal matters pertaining to the ministry.
The agreement reached between the two sides was inked by Deputy Minister for Commerce and Industries Ziauddin Zia and head of the IDLO Geralyn Busnardo during a ceremony here on Wednesday.
Speaking on the occasion, Zia said officials of the ministry would be trained by foreign experts in three phases - short term, medium term and long term.
He said IDLO was the premier organisation which would train the officials in legal matters relating to the ministry.
Addressing the ceremony, the IDLO head said that his organisation was aimed to reduce poverty by ensuring implementation of the rule of law in Afghanistan.
Officials of the Justice Ministry had also been imparted training by the same organisation, he informed. The government of Italy had granted six million euro for the project, he added.
Established in 1983, IDLO is an inter-governmental development body with its headquarters in Rome and regional offices in Cairo and Sydney, and programme office in Kabul.