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Abdullah to attend World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey

Abdullah to attend World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey

May 20, 2016 - 15:35

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah would travel to Turkey to represent Afghanistaninfo-icon at next week’s Worldinfo-icon Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, his spokesman said on Friday.

The World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), which is scheduled to be held in Istanbulon May 26 and 27, will be an unprecedented event -- the first gathering of its size and scope on humanitarian action.

An n initiative of the United Nations secretary-general, the summit will bring the global community together to map out a new humanitarian approach that is more inclusive and representative of the needs and challenges of millions of people.

Javed Faisal, Abdullah’s deputy spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and more than 150 world leaders, including heads of state, would participate in the event.

The CEO would shine a light on the humanitarian assistance situation in Afghanistan and ways of making foreign aid delivery more effective, he said. Abdullah would also meet world leaders on issues of common interest.



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