I am delighted to welcome you to the website of the Delegation of the European Union to Afghanistan.
Its aim is to keep Afghan and European readers informed about the latest news of progress in our relations, and provide them with references to our action.
For years, the EU has been committed to contribute to peace and the socio-economic development of Afghanistan. At the beginning of 2019, the peace process is gaining momentum, opening up for new prospects for putting an an end to over 17 years of conflict.
The EU-Afghan partnership covers a broad agenda ranging from peace and security to democracy and human rights. Advocacy in favor of women's economic empowerment and increased influence over the peace process, as well as children's rights is prominent in this context. The EU is also willing to increase its involvement in the economic and trade field, thus encouraging job creation and economic growth in Afghanistan.
In order to maximize the impact of these policies, the European Union will continue to design and conduct them in close consultation with EU Member States, like-minded countries and international institutions, together with all Afghan partners from the State institutions, the civil society and the private sector.
As a way to multiply the impact of its actions, the EU has also appointed Special Envoy for Afghanistan Ambassador Roland Kobia, from 1 September 2017, based in Brussels. The EU Delegation and the Special Envoy will closely interact in order to contribute jointly in making the EU's engagement more effectively beneficial to the people of Afghanistan.
Ambassador and Head of Delegation