On 5 October 2016, the European Union and the Government of Afghanistan will co-host the Brussels conference on Afghanistan. This event will gather up to 70 countries and 30 international organisations 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.
Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, High Representative Federica Mogherini and Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for Development Cooperation, will represent the European Union. President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah will represent Afghanistan.
The conference is expected to focus on three levels:
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.