Pakistan will participate in the international conference on Afghan peace and development being held in Geneva on Nov 27-28, officials said on Saturday.


Pakistan will participate in the international conference on Afghan peace and development being held in Geneva on Nov 27-28, officials said on Saturday.
Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua will lead a high-level Pakistani delegation at the event.

According to the UN office in Kabul, the goal of the conference is to express solidarity with the Afghan people and the government in their efforts for peace and prosperity and for the Afghan government to renew its commitment to development and reform.
“This is a crucial moment for the Afghan government and the international community to demonstrate progress and commitment, and maintain the momentum for elections and opportunities for peace,” the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said.

The conference will also be an opportunity to emphasise the importance of the development and reform agenda and the need to advance it as a constructive contribution to peace and security, the UNAMA said on its website. The conference will also be crucial in measuring results against the $15.2 billion committed by the international community for Afghanistan in 2016.
The Geneva conference will be held on November 27 and 28 in Switzerland.


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