The EastWest Institute (EWI), with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office, will host the "Afghanistan Reconnected: Cross-Border Cooperation at a Critical Juncture” conference in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 4. The conference will focus on promoting necessary reforms to unlock both Afghanistan’s and the region’s economic potential, amid a time of transition and a declining security situation. 

Chaired by EWI’s Vice President for Regional Security Ambassador Martin Fleischer, the conference will include the participation of senior political and business leaders representing Afghanistan, China, India, Iran, Pakistan and Turkey.