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Afghanistan Welcomes US Decision to Cancel Debts (Benjamin Sand, 08 February 2006, VOA News)

Afghanistan has welcomed the decision by leading Western creditors to cancel the country’s debts. The United States says it will cancel its entire $108 million debt and called on all of Afghanistan’s lenders to follow suit.

Afghan government spokesman, Khaleeq Ahmed, on Wednesday applauded the U.S. move, which eliminates a major financial constraint on Afghanistan’s new democracy.

No state need, nor should, honor odious debt.

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