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The Board agreed to postpone Afghanistan’s Validation for four months until 1 November 2017.

Decision on the postponement of Afghanistan's Validation

Decision reference
2017-38 / BC-238
Decision basis
2016 EITI Standard, Requirement 8.5 - EITI Validation extension request

The Board postpones Afghanistan’s Validation for four months due to exceptional circumstances. This follows a deadly attack on employees of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum on 24 July 2017 alongside a number of recent security incidents in Kabul. The new start date for Afghanistan’s Validation of 1 November 2017, taking into account progress at that date.