Brussels Conference on Afghanistan from October 2016: main results | Watch Videos and view Photos

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

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Photos

John carry and His Highness the Aga Khan

Mr. John Carry and His Highness the Aga KhanShoot location: Brussels – BELGIUMShoot date: 05/10Mr John KERRY, Mr Ban Ki MOON and His Highness the Aga KHAN

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.

Mr-John-KERRY-Mr-Donald-TUSK-President-of-the-European-Council-Mr-Ban-Ki-MOON-His-Highness-t.jpgMr-John-KERRY-Mr-Donald-TUSK-President-of-the-European-Council-Mr-Ban-Ki-MOON-His-Highness-t.jpgMr John KERRY, Mr Donald TUSK, President of the European Council- Mr Ban Ki MOON, - His Highness the Aga KHANFrom 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.

Mr Mohammad ASHRAF GHANI and His Highness the Aga KHAN

  His Highness the Aga KHAN, Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network and Mr Mohammad ASHRAF GHANI, President of Afghanistan

Source: Europa-EU

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

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