On 5 October, the European Union and the government of Afghanistan co-hosted the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan. This conference brought together 75 countries and 26 international organisations and agencies.
Participants endorsed the ambitious reform agenda presented by the Afghan government. They undertook to ensure continuedinternational political and financial supportfor Afghanistan over the next four years.
The total sum committed by the international community is US$15.2 billion (+/- €13.6 billion). The EU and its member states committed to US$5.6 billion (+/- €5 billion). This is an exceptional level of funding which ensures that Afghanistan will remain on a firm path to political and economic stability, state-building and development. The regional stakeholders and the international community also reaffirmed their commitment to a political process towards lasting peace and reconciliation.
Video: International community pledges support for Afghanistan
Mr. John Carry and His Highness the Aga KhanShoot location: Brussels – BELGIUMShoot date: 05/10
From left to right: Mr John KERRY, U.S. Secretary of State; Mr Ban Ki MOON, UN Secretary-General; His Highness the Aga KHAN, Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network.
From left to right: Mr John KERRY, U.S. Secretary of State; Mr Donald TUSK, President of the European Council; Mr Ban Ki MOON, UN Secretary-General; His Highness the Aga KHAN, Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network.
His Highness the Aga KHAN, Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network and Mr Mohammad ASHRAF GHANI, President of Afghanistan
Earlier on PBSJ Blog:
Statement by his Highness The Aga Khan of the Aga Khan Foundation, at the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, on 5 October 2016