U.S. expects Afghanistan conference to pledge $3 billion a year

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 29, 2016 1:15 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An international conference on Afghanistan in Brussels next week is expected to pledge $3 billion a year in development support to the country up to the end of 2020, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.

Richard Olson, the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, told a forum in Washington the U.S. administration would seek via Congress to maintain U.S. assistance to Afghanistan "at or near" current levels for the period.

(Reporting by David Brunnstrom; Editing by Diane Craft)