Message from: Mr. Jim Yong Kim

Message from: Mr. Jim Yong Kim

His Excellency Dr Abdullah Abdullah ,

Chief Executive Officer

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Kabul

Dear Dr. Abdullah

Congratulations on your position of Chief Executive Officer of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.  I wish you every success in the important responsibilities that this position entails.

As you know, Afghanistan and World Bank Group have enjoyed strong partnership for the past decade.  I would like to reiterate the continued support of the entire World Bank Group(IDA, IFC and MIGA) to the Government of Afghanistan in navigating the post-transition period, building a strong and inclusive economy and reducing fragility and poverty.  As manager of the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund(ARTF), the World Bank’s largest multi-donor single-recipient  trust fund, we value the confidence in us to provide an effective platform for 33 bilateral governments to extend on-budget financing  for Afghanistan’s highest  priority operating and development activities.

I am confident that working together, we can make a difference in the lives of the people of Afghanistan- bringing global expertise under your leadership to address Afghanistan National development priorities.  I look forward to meeting with you and further building our engagement with Afghanistan as it enters this new and challenging post-transition period.




Jim Yong Kim


Cc: Mr. Omar Bougara, Executive Director for Afghanistan, The World Bank