The International anti-corruption day was marked on 9 December at the Afghan presidential Palace, attended by Afghan government authorities, the US ambassador to Kabul, the international human rights organizations and civil activists.


The International anti-corruption day was marked on 9 December at the Afghan presidential Palace, attended by Afghan government authorities, the US ambassador to Kabul, the international human rights organizations and civil activists.

The US ambassador to Kabul John R. Bass has asked all parts of the government to fight against the corruption.
“The United States and Afghanistan are jointly committed to shining a spotlight on those who would seek to benefit by stealing finances and resources from the people of Afghanistan,” John Bass wrote on twitter.
“Corruption hinders economic growth, erodes trust in government, and impedes peace and security. All parts of government must fight corruption, the judiciary, the legislature and the executive branch,”

According to him, Under Section 7031(c) of the FY2017 Consolidated Appropriations Act, the US Secretary of State can ban foreign officials credibly accused of corruption — and their families — from entering the United States.


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