News | November 16, 2015

Afghanistan Reconnected: Advocacy and Outreach Mission to Afghanistan

The EastWest Institute (EWI), in partnership with the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries and with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, brought a delegation of senior political and business practitioners from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and China to Kabul, Afghanistan, on November 14-16, 2015. 

EWI’s Distinguished Fellow and former Chief Operating Officer, James Creighton, led the delegation which met and discussed with high-ranking Afghan government officials on ways to enhance cross- border economic cooperation with Afghanistan and the entire region. President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, H.E. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, received the delegation for a courtesy call. 

The Advocacy and Outreach Mission to Afghanistan is part of a series of visits to the region aimed at advocating policy recommendations towards reforms to unlock the region’s economic potential with relevant decision-makers; and ultimately contribute to a secure and stable Afghanistan. For the same purpose, EWI brought high-level delegations to Pakistan and India earlier this year, as well as to Tajikistan in October.

For full press release, click here.

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