The United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to spearhead a project that will further develop an important highway in Afghanistan.
Seen as key to economic development in Afghanistan, Route 611 will link major population centers from the country’s north and south. Afghanistan is a country of mutual concern for both the United Kingdom and the UAE.
The memorandum of understanding on the partnership was signed between U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague and his UAE counterpart, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on Dec. 20, during the U.K. minister’s visit to the Middle Eastern country, according to a Dec. 20 press release from the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
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