EU Relations with Afghanistan

HR/VP Mogherini with President Ghani and CEO Abdullah HR/VP Mogherini with President Ghani and CEO Abdullah

The EU has a long-term commitment to Afghanistan and the Afghan people. In June 2014, the Foreign Affairs Council agreed a new strategy for Afghanistan till the end of 2016. The EU and Member States have agreed that their overarching strategic goal will be the development of Afghanistan's institutions to provide the resilience needed to safeguard progress to date and provide the platform for a more effective and ultimately sustainable Afghan state. In particular, there will be a focus on:

  • Promoting peace, security and regional stability;
  • Reinforcing democracy;
  • Encouraging economic and human development;
  • Fostering the rule of law and respect for human rights, in particular the rights of women.

Afghanistan receives more development aid from the EU and Member States than any other country. The EU recently signed an agreement with the new Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to provide up to €1.4 billion in development assistance over the next seven years – the largest EU programme in any country. The EU works with the Government and international partners to promote effective and coordinated spending of development assistance. The EU spends most of its funds supporting improvements in health, agriculture, policing and the democratic oversight of government. Since 2007, the EU has also had a police mission, currently 290 people, in the country to provide specialised training and improve links with other parts of the justice system.

 


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  • 24/03/2015
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the killing of a young woman in Afghanistan Statement by the Spokesperson on the killing of a young woman in Afghanistan 03/24/2015 15:26:33 03/24/2015 15:26:33 03/24/2015 15:26:33 03/12/2016 15:26:33 2015032415 090126248eda3f9a N 090126248eda3f9a /statements-eeas/2015/150324_02_en.htm 3570 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150324_02_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150324_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150324_02_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150324_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the killing of a young woman in Afghanistan
  • 11/03/2015
    EU-Central Asia High Level Security Dialogue takes place in Dushanbe EU-Central Asia High Level Security Dialogue takes place in Dushanbe <p>The 2<sup>nd</sup> High Level Security Dialogue between the European Union and the countries of Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) took place today, hosted by Tajikistan. Afghanistan was invited as a special guest to the Dialogue.</p> 03/11/2015 16:48:35 03/11/2015 16:48:35 03/11/2015 16:48:35 03/11/2015 16:48:35 2015031116 090126248eb55b35 N 090126248eb55b35 /statements-eeas/2015/150311_01_en.htm 6874 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150311_01_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2015/150311_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150311_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    EU-Central Asia High Level Security Dialogue takes place in Dushanbe
  • 10/03/2015
    33 25362 1 Political Adviser and Head of the Political Section Political Adviser and Head of the Political Section /jobs/news/2015/eusr_afghanistan_political-adviser_en.htm 03/10/2015 00:00:00 03/10/2015 00:00:00 03/10/2015 00:00:00 nulldate 2015031000 090126248eb1752b N 090126248eb19137 /jobs/news/2015/eusr_afghanistan_political-adviser_en.htm 5759 xml Y /jobs/news/2015/eusr_afghanistan_political-adviser_en.htm 1 /jobs/news/2015/eusr_afghanistan_political-adviser_en.htm /jobs/news/2015/eusr_afghanistan_political-adviser_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Political Adviser and Head of the Political Section
  • 08/03/2015
    59 78611 1 Factsheet : EU support to promoting Afghan women leaders Factsheet : EU support to promoting Afghan women leaders /factsheets/docs/150308_01_factsheet_promoting_women_leaders_en.pdf 03/08/2015 08:00:00 03/06/2015 16:03:00 03/08/2015 08:00:00 nulldate 2015030808 <p>European External Action Service</p> 090126248ea4b311 N 090126248ea4b311 /factsheets/docs/150308_01_factsheet_promoting_women_leaders_en.pdf 451304 pdf Y /factsheets/docs/150308_01_factsheet_promoting_women_leaders_en.pdf 1 /factsheets/docs/150308_01_factsheet_promoting_women_leaders_en.pdf /factsheets/docs/150308_01_factsheet_promoting_women_leaders_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
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  • 08/03/2015
    The EU in support of Afghan women in leadership positions The EU in support of Afghan women in leadership positions <p>The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, announced on 8 March, International Women Day, a number of new initiatives to promote Afghan women in leadership positions and gender equality in Afghanistan.</p> 03/08/2015 08:00:39 03/08/2015 08:00:39 03/08/2015 08:00:39 03/08/2015 08:00:39 2015030808 090126248ec451d2 N 090126248ec451d2 /statements-eeas/2015/150308_02_en.htm 5648 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150308_02_en.htm 4 /statements-eeas/2015/150308_02_de.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150308_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150308_02_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150308_02_it.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150308_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    The EU in support of Afghan women in leadership positions

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