Kabul set to host g7+ ministerial meeting
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan government is all set to host the 4th g7+ ministerial meeting in Kabul on Wednesday (today) on dealing with poverty and other challenges, officials said.
A foreign ministry official told Pajhwok Afghan News the meeting would assess development and current challenges in 20 countries affected by war.
The meeting provided a good opportunity for luring aid through the implementation of a new deal, the ministry spokesman said.
Ajmal AbdurRahimzai, said beside g7+ ministers, representatives of donor countries, ambassadorsand representatives of civil society would participate in the meeting.
He said the g7+ members would agree on a strategic roadmap for the years 2016 and 2017.This is going to be the first meeting of the group, which was set up in 2010, in Kabul.
The g7+ is an intergovernmental organisation, bringing together countries with a recent experience of conflict. The group aims to draw attention to the special challenges faced by fragile states.
It provides a platform for conflict-affected countries to discuss their shared development challenges, and advocates for better international policies to address the needs of conflict-affected countries.
The themes of the meeting include discussion on peace and reconciliation efforts pursued in member countries, economic resilience and New Deal implementation.
The government of Afghanistan will also share an update on the report of fragility assessment which itself is an important milestone for the Afghanistan in terms of New Deal implementation.
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