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Invitation - the Future of Afghanistan--- October 4th, 2016

27 September 2016

In the EU’s recent Global Strategy Federica Mogherini reiterated that the EU “will continue to support state-building and reconciliation processes in Afghanistan together with our regional and international partners.” To this end the EU is hosting a major conference in Brussels on 5 October which will include the President of Afghanistan and representatives from the US, China, Russia, India, Japan, the World Bank, UN and NATO.

The international community has now been involved in Afghanistan for 15 years but what has been achieved? What are the realistic prospects for Afghanistan? How long will the EU and others have to support the country? What are the political, economic and security trends? What are the priorities? How bad is corruption? How solid is regional support for Afghanistan and what are the hidden agendas?

These are some of the issues that will be discussed at the EU-Asia Centre event on 4 October which will be held from 1030-1245 in the Press Club at 95 Rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels.



1030: Coffee and registration

1045: Welcome, Fraser Cameron, Director, EU-Asia Centre

Panel discussion with

Nader Nadery, Senior Advisor to the President of Afghanistan

Julian Wilson (tbc), Acting Deputy Managing Director, EEAS

Nicole Baritsch, SWP, Germany

Rob Hendriks, Clingendael, the Netherlands

Tony Wayne, Senior Fellow, CSIS, Washington DC

1200 Q and A

1245 Close

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