Afghanistan Reconnected: Advocacy and Outreach Mission to Tajikistan
In order to advocate for continued regional economic cooperation in the face of a deteriorating security situation, EWI's Regional Security Initiative convened an event in Dushanbe on October 12-14, 2015. EWI's Vice President for Regional Security, Ambassador Martin Fleischer, led a delegation of senior political and business practitioners from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Turkey, who met with high-ranking Tajik government officials.
The mission highlighted the cross-border economic progress currently being seen, while exploring opportunities for continued intra-regional success and drawing attention to potential hurdles to further growth. Also on the discussion table were the significant security challenges currently facing Afghanistan and the greater Central Asian neighborhood, and how the region can continue to foster economic growth and development in a seemingly daunting situation.