Opening event at the meeting of the International Contact Group on Afghanistan in Berlin

01.02.2016 - Press release

On Wednesday, 3 February, representatives from more than 60 countries and international organisations will be coming together at the Federal Foreign Office for a meeting of the International Contact Group (ICG), in which Germany holds the chair.

The conference is taking place at the start of a year during which key decisions will be made in relation to Afghanistan, namely at the NATO summit in Warsaw (July) and the Afghanistan Conference in Brussels (October). The purpose of this ICG meeting in Berlin is, among other things, to reaffirm international support for Afghanistan and to discuss the progress the Afghan Government has made in carrying out reform. Strategies to further the internal peace process in Afghanistan, as well as migration from Afghanistan will also be on the agenda.

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