Kabul, 20 July 2010
International Conference on Afghanistan
On July 20, 2010, the Government of Afghanistan is bringing together representatives of more than 70 partner countries, international and regional organizations and financial institutions to deliberate and endorse an Afghan Government-led plan for improved development, governance, and stability.
The International Conference on Afghanistan, the first of its kind in Kabul, is building on commitments made at the recent international London Conference. The conference aims at supporting a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan. The Conference is hosted in Kabul, and sends an important signal about afghan ownership and admits for a more active engagement from wider parts of the afghan society.
It will be opened by H.E. President Hamid Karzai, and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, and co-chaired by Foreign Minister Rassoul and UN Special Representative Staffan de Mistura.
The conference will demonstrate support for the way the Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS) has established programs in key Ministries involved with Agriculture and Rural Development, Human Resource Development, and Economic Infrastructure Development. Proposals will be made to also improve Government responsiveness to the people and the transitioned security responsibilities to the Afghan Institutions.
With its tremendous resources in terms of its people, minerals, water and agriculture, Afghanistan is poised to enter a period of great hope. International investment in developing these resources will lead to many benefits in the lives of ordinary Afghans. This International Conference is all about how to enable greater Afghan involvement in the country’s development, governance and security and how this will make a positive impact across the entire country.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan
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