Geneva Conference to assess the effectiveness of efforts in Afghan peace settlement

Geneva Conference to assess the effectiveness of efforts in Afghan peace settlement

Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan will be held in Geneva on 27-28 November 2018 under aegis of UN.

Over 60 countries have been invited for the event, aimed at showing the solidarity of the international community with the Afghan people and the government in their efforts for peace and prosperity.

In turn, the Afghan government will renew its commitment to development and reform.

The conference will also be an opportunity to emphasize the importance of the development and reform agenda and the need to advance it as a constructive contribution to peace and security. This particular conference will also evaluate the outcomes against the $15.2 billion committed by the international community for Afghanistan during Brussels Conference in 2016.

The conference will be divided into thematic side events and meetings, which will take place on 27 November. They will touch upon such issues as food security, empowerment of women, private sector, anti-corruption, human rights, regional connectivity infrastructure.

The main conference will meet on 28 November and will try to formulate a single definition of “Afghanistan’s peace” for regional and world countries attending the summit.

“Our definition of peace should be the same and depending on this, competition (among different nations) should move in one direction so we can stop the lack of coordination either on a regional level or inside Afghanistan,” said Nasir Ahmad Andisha, deputy foreign minister of Afghanistan, according to TOLO News.

It is expected to adopt a joint communiqué and Geneva Mutual Accountability Framework (GMAF).

One of the latest multilateral efforts on peace settlement in Afghanistan was the Moscow consultations, which for the first time brought Taliban to the negotiating table.