Afghanistan Reconnected: Creating Momentum for Regional Economic Security

Road from Puli Khomri to Mazari Sharif, Afghanistan
April 09, 2014 to April 10, 2014

The EastWest Institute (EWI) will convene “Afghanistan Reconnected: Creating Momentum for Regional Economic Security,” the fourth Abu Dhabi Process Meeting addressing economic security in Afghanistan post-2014, in Berlin at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), on April 9-10, 2014.

The objective of this consultation will be to review progress on the recommendations since 2013 and to map out a forward- looking agenda for 2014 and beyond.

Addressing economic security in Afghanistan post-2014, the EastWest Institute (EWI) convened in 2013 a series of high-level consultations on the economic potential of Afghanistan and the region, also known as the “Abu Dhabi Process”. 

High level representatives of governments, parliaments and of the private sector from the region and beyond, including Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, China, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, the United States and Europe as well as from regional and international organizations participated in these consultations. 

Sponsored by the Governments of the United Arab Emirates and of Germany, these consultations identified opportunities for economic growth both in Afghanistan and in the region, and recommended short and long term measures to reconnect Afghanistan with neighboring countries through economic cooperation

The discussion at this meeting will be informal and consultative in nature, and conducted under Chatham House Rule (in any subsequent report, interventions will not be attributable to the speakers). Working language of the meeting will be English. Participation is by invitation only.


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