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Kabul set to host g7+ ministerial meeting

Kabul set to host g7+ ministerial meeting

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Mar 23, 2016 - 09:44

KABULinfo-icon (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 societyinfo-icon 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 Afghanistaninfo-icon 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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