President Ghani officially introduces acting minister of Finance

President Ashraf Ghani officially introduced Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal as acting minister of Finance today morning.
Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal expressed gratitude to the president for entrusting him with the position at this critical moment, adding that the ministry under his leadership will mainly focus on measures to fight corruption, reforms, transparency, cooperation and coordination with the private sector, and attracting international assistance.
First Vice-President Amrullah Saleh congratulated Mr. Arghandiwal and said, “You are assuming the Ministry of Finance at a time that Afghanistan needs to rely on austerity budget, where your leadership to overcome this challenge is of paramount importance.”
President Ghani extended gratitude to Mr. Arghandiwal for assuming this crucial responsibility and stressed that he is willing to form a cabinet that reflects political aptitude and management, grassroots support and popularity, and commitment.
The president lauded Dr. Humayon Qayoumi, the outgoing acting minister, for his fundamental schemes and efforts and for successfully meeting the targets set for 1398 fiscal year.
The president said the government has taken the lead to cope with spread of the coronavirus, adding that national and international organizations are willing to cooperate with the government to overcome the pandemic disease.
He reiterated that the country is undergoing a momentous circumstance where it must deal with the impacts and consequences of covid-19 spread in short, medium and long term.
President Ghani highlighted that the government has planned to provide employment opportunities for the vulnerable classes of society in coordination with the private sector, which is an essential component of the government’s plan at this critical moment.
The president said, “With our natural resources, human capital and cohesive leadership, I am confident we can overcome the challenges.”

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