Afghan President and CEO Participate In London Conference on Afghanistan

December 4, 2014: Members of the international community representing 70 countries and also members of international organisations reaffirmed their continued support for Afghanistan at the London Summit which was attended by Their Excellencies President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah and key Ministers. The extension of 16 billion USD in aid funding for Afghanistan was announced by donor nations over the next four years. All participating nations expressed their determination to sustain their political and financial support for the people of Afghanistan.

H.E. President Ghani emphasized to the foreign dignitaries in attendance that important political, social and economic reforms were already being implemented. H.E. expressed the strong need for the continued support of the international community as the Government implements its reforms that will increase security, accountability and inclusiveness. H.E. President Ghani also communicated that achieving sustainable peace and development in Afghanistan was his administration's most important objective.

H.E. Chief Executive Abdullah and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond opened the meeting and H.E. emphasized that protecting human rights, particularly women's and children's rights, would be the Government of National Unity's focus in achieving peace and development for the people of Afghanistan.

The London Conference on Afghanistan 2014 followed up on the commitments by the international community at the Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan in 2012.

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