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Islamabad to host conference on Afghan refugees

Islamabad to host conference on Afghan refugees

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Feb 10, 2020 - 08:34

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Islamabad will host a two-day international conference on Afghan refugees on February 17-18, the Foreign Office says.

Ministers and senior officials from different countries will attend the conference, convened by Pakistaninfo-icon in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The event marking 40 years of Afghan refugees’ presence in Pakistan is titled as a new partnership for solidarity, according to a statement from the foreign ministry.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and senior officials from around 20 countries, supporting Afghan refugees, will be in attendance.

Senior representatives from the United Nations, multilateral development banks, civil societyinfo-icon and private sector are expected to take part in the conference.

“This Conference is taking place at an important juncture when efforts at consolidating peace in Afghanistaninfo-icon are making progress,” the ministry added.

Pakistan hopes the event will reinforce international efforts to bring about renewed focus on Afghan refugees besides helping build a positive narrative on them.

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