Publish dateThursday 22 February 2024 - 11:54
Story Code : 286294
European Union: We support efforts to reduce poppy cultivation in Afghanistan
The European Union says it supports efforts to reduce poppy cultivation in Afghanistan.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA): Thomas Niklasen, the special representative of this union for Afghanistan, wrote on X network (former Twitter) on Wednesday (February 21) that this promise was made by the European Union in the recent meeting on Afghanistan in the capital city of Doha. Qatar has done

But Mr. Niklasen did not provide more details on how the EU would help Afghan farmers.

According to the United Nations report, in 2023, 10,800 hectares of land in Afghanistan were cultivated with poppy, while in the previous year, 233,000 hectares of land were dedicated to poppy cultivation.
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