Gov’t Expects Long-Term Support From International Community in Brussels

(Last Updated On: October 3, 2016)

brussels_03-10-2016-dari-sot-mpg_snapshot_00-43_2016-10-03_17-44-58The Afghan government expects that the International Community announces its long-term political support from Afghanistan in the Brussels summit.

The government considers the Brussels summit crucial for the future of the country.

The finance minister says that the donor countries would not assist more than $ 3 billion to Afghanistan, if the country failed to fulfill its commitments.

“Our expectation from the Brussels summit is a long-term political support by the international community for at least the year 2020,” said Eklil Hakimi, finance minister.

Fundamental reforms, fighting against corruption and the improvement of human rights, especially women’s situations are the main expectations of the world from Afghanistan.

Finance minister noted that they are trying to return with full achievements from the Brussels summit and end Afghanistan’s dependence to the global aids after 2024.

In the meantime, the Executive Office has also called the political commitments of the International Community from Afghanistan vital and expects a $ 4 billion aids annually until the year 2020.

“We should see how much money they will allocate to Afghanistan, but we expect more than $ 4 billion aids annually,” said Jawid Faisal, deputy spokesman of the Executive Officer.

On 5 October, the European Union and the government of Afghanistan will co-host the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan.

This conference will gather up to 70 countries and 20 international organizations and agencies.

It will provide a platform for the government of Afghanistan to set out its vision and track record on reform.

For the international community, it will be the opportunity to signal sustained political and financial support to Afghan peace, state-building and development.

Side events on women’s empowerment and regional connectivity will take place on 4 October 2016. In addition, an EU-Afghanistan high level dialogue meeting on migration will be organised in the margins of the conference.

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