Tokyo conference promises $16 billion aid to Afghanistan

International donors pledged $16 billion development aid for war-torn Afghanistan over the next 4 years, when most NATO-led foreign troops will leave the country.

Tokyo Conference: About 70 countries and organizations attended the one day Tokyo conference in Tokyo, Japan which was aimed at setting aid levels for the crucial period through and beyond 2014, when most foreign troops will leave and the country will take responsibility for most of its own security.

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