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Brussels Conference on Afghanistan: Main results

EU News 324/2016

Council of the EU

On 5 October, the European Union and the government of Afghanistan co-hosted the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan. This conference brought together  75 countries and 26 international organisations and agencies.

Participants endorsed the ambitious reform agenda presented by the Afghan government. They undertook  to ensure continued international political and financial support for Afghanistan over the next four years. The total sum  committed  by the international community is  US$15.2 billion (+/- €13.6 billion). The EU and its member states committed toUS$5.6 billion (+/- €5 billion)This is an exceptional level of funding which ensures that Afghanistan will remain on a firm path to political and economic stability, state-building and development. The regional stakeholders and the international community also reaffirmed their commitment to a political process towards lasting peace and reconciliation.

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