International Community Pledges USD 15.2 billion to Afghanistan’s Development

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.

Transcript of H.E. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s Remarks Brussels Conference on Afghanistan

Your Excellencies, let me begin this morning with a note of thanks on behalf of Dr. Abdullah and myself to the distinguished representatives of the 75 countries and representatives from the international community who are gathered here today with the sole aim of helping Afghanistan. we have come together as a partnership of countries and […]

Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, 5 October 2016 – Participants list

Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, 5 October 2016 – Participants list

The European Union Announces Financial Assistance to Support Reforms in Afghanistan

The European Commission has announced new financial assistance to the Afghan Government in the form of a State-building contract. Through State-building contracts, the European Union provides direct budget support to countries in fragile and transitional situations.

Brussels Conference on Afghanistan: Realising Afghanistan’s Economic Potential and Reinforcing the Role of Women

Day One of the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, co-hosted by the European Union and the Government of Afghanistan, kicked off today with an event on regional economic cooperation and another on women empowerment in Afghanistan.

EU and Afghanistan to co-host the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan on 4-5 October 2016

The European Union and the government of Afghanistan will co-host the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan on 4-5 October 2016, bringing together more than 70 countries and 20 international organizations and agencies. The aim of the conference is to endorse a realistic programme of reforms to bring about the Afghan government’s vision and to ensure continued international political and financial support for political and economic stability, state-building and development over the coming four years.

Session of the Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board (JCMB)

This session of the JCMB focused on the preparations for the upcoming Brussels conference. The EU expressed its commitment to a long-term partnership with Afghanistan and its determination to support the reforms and state-building efforts.The JCMB is co-chaired by representatives of the Afghan government and the UN.

IMF approves a USD 44.9 million extended credit facility arrangement with Afghanistan

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is providing Afghanistan with a USD 44.9 million Extended Credit Facility. The EU welcomed this decision, which rewards encouraging reforms already in progress and shared the IMF’s hope that this important decision will be instrumental in ‘catalyzing continued support from donors’ at the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan.

Council adopts conclusions on Afghanistan

The Council adopted conclusions on Afghanistan, endorsing the second annual implementation report of the “European Union Afghanistan Strategy: 2014-16”. The Council affirms in particular that the EU and member states overarching strategic goal should remain the development of Afghan institutions to safeguard progress to date and to make further progress in the development of a more effective and ultimately sustainable Afghan state.