Posted on Nov 22, 2020


New post: U.S. Participation in Afghanistan 2020 Conference - Washington, DC [] (STL.News []) The US DEPARTMENT OF STATE released the following statement:

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale will lead the United States delegation to the Afghanistan 2020 Conference, which will be held virtually November 23-24.  This event is the sixth quadrennial gathering of approximately 70 countries and international organizations to coordinate international development support for Afghanistan.  The conference is being hosted by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Government of Finland, and the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.

Under Secretary Hale will deliver a statement on behalf of the United States and introduce a video message from Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on Tuesday, November 24, at 10:45 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.  The conference will also feature a U.S.-led side event on Economic Priorities and Aid Effectiveness with keynote remarks from Acting USAID Deputy Administrator John Barsa on Monday, November 23.

The U.S. delegation also includes Chargé d’Affaires to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ambassador Ross Wilson, Permanent Representative to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and Other International Organizations Andrew P. Bremberg, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Kelley E. Currie, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia De...
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