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Wikicables [translated into English] Minning in Afghanistan and bribed of 260 million

Bribed by 260 million

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Afghanistan's former foreign minister Rangeen DADF Spanta received 45 million U.S. dollars for a Chinese mining company would be entitled to recover the country's giant copper deposits, according to an Afghan diplomat.


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Nine international companies bidding then Afghan government in 2007 would open copper mines in Aynak in Logar province just south of the capital Kabul. The mine is considered one of the world's largest, and would give Afghanistan an annual dividend of several billion.

The Chinese state-owned industrial giant China Metallurgical Group (MCC) won the contract.

Partly because they let one billion U.S. dollars on the table more than its U.S. competitor. Partly because the Chinese offered to build a railway line in the area.

And partly because the Chinese handed out huge sums of money under the table, according to U.S. embassy documents leaked to the website Wikileaks and Aftenposten has gotten in.

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