The 2020 Afghanistan Conference is a ministerial pledging conference, co-hosted by the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Government of Finland and the United Nations, which will take place hours later.
The conference which is taking place on 23-24 November, will bring together 100 countries and international organizations to coordinate international development support for Afghanistan.
President Ashraf Ghani will address the conference and reflect the Afghan people’s demands.
“The outcome of this pledging conference will heavily influence the country’s future development and our path towards self-reliance and peace,” said President Ghani ahead of the conference.
Sediq Sediqqi, a spokesman for the presidential Palace said that “the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan shares the vision and aspirations of the Afghan people and the National Peace and Development Framework of Afghanistan for a stable, progressive and self-sufficient Afghanistan”.
Afghan Foreign Minister Hanif Atmar, leading a high-level delegation, left Kabul for Swiss on Saturday, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement, adding that Mr Atmar will then leave for Nigeria, where he will attend the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Foreign Ministerial conference.
The Geneva Conference is the sixth quadrennial gathering of approximately 100 countries and international organizations to coordinate international development support for Afghanistan.