Ghani Says Afghan Future Lies in Trade, Not Foreign Aid

Ashraf Ghani, president of Afghanistan, speaks during a joint meeting of Congress in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Even as Afghan security forces battle Taliban insurgents and cross-border criminal networks, President Ashraf Ghani said he plans to devote at least 30 percent of his time to his country’s battered economy.

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