The Minister of Finance, Eklil Hakemi, and the Ambassador of the European Union, Franz-Michael Mellbin, met today at the Ministry of Finance to discuss the upcoming Brussels Conference on Afghanistan.
Minister Hakimi shared details of the progress made by the Government on preparations for the Conference, including the status of important deliverables like the Afghanistan National Peace and Development Framework (ANPDF), national priority programs, and the commitments under the Self-Reliance through Mutual Accountability Framework (SMAF).
Ambassador Mellbin welcomed the progress to date and shared updates from the EU.
The Brussels Conference on Afghanistan will take place on October 4/5, 2016. In addition to the main conference, there will be a dedicated side event on gender and one on regional economic cooperation.