Australia to grant $24 million to Pakistan

Australia's foreign minister announces grant during Pakistan visit

Australia to grant $24 million to Pakistan

World Bulletin / News Desk

Australia has announced a $24 million grant for Pakistan to use for education, agriculture and the rehabilitation of people displaced by militancy in the country's northwest.

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop made the announcement on Wednesday during a joint-press conference in Islamabad with Pakistan’s national security and foreign affairs adviser Sartaj Aziz.

Bishop assured Pakistan of her country’s “full support” in its attempts to eradicate militancy and hailed on-going military operations in the restless tribal belt, especially in North Waziristan, where militant groups have their bases.

She said Australia will hold a counter-terrorism summit in June and added that she believed Pakistan and Australia could work closely in the field.

Bishop is on a two-day visit to Pakistan for talks with Aziz, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's close aide.

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