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Afghanistan Conference 2020 concludes in Genevalive

Afghanistan Conference 2020 concludes in Geneva

Switzerland, Geneva

The two-day 2020 Afghanistan Conference continues on Tuesday 24 November.

The aim of the Afghanistan Conference 2020 is to set development goals and determine financial agreement for Afghanistan in 2021-24.

Due to the serious COVID-19 situation in Switzerland the ministerial level conference will be taking place virtually.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM (subject to change):

Morning Session:

8:00 – 09:00 GMT Opening:

Welcome by the United Nations: Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations at Geneva

Opening remarks:

- Pekka Haavisto, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland

- Mohammad Haneef Atmar, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

- Abdul Hadi Arghandehwal, Minister of Finance of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

- Deborah Lyons, Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations

- Josep Borrell Fontelles, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

- Ignazio Cassis, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation

Keynote addresses:

- Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

- Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

09:00 – 10:00 GMT Bilateral Statements: Statements by representatives of partner governments and organisations

10:00-10:30 GMT Break

10:30 – 10:45 GMT Readout from the three side events held on Monday 23 November

10:45 – 11:00 GMT Afghan Civil Society Joint Statement

12:00 – 13:30 Bilateral Statements

Afternoon Session

14:00 – 16:30 GMT Bilateral Statements

16:30 – 17:00 GMT Closing and Joint Communiqué:

- Ville Skinnari, Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade of Finland

- Abdul Hadi Arghandehwal, Minister of Finance of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

- Mohammad Haneef Atmar, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

- Deborah Lyons, Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Afghanistan

17:20 – 18:00 GMT Press Conference

Date of startNovember 24, 2020
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The two-day 2020 Afghanistan Conference continues on Tuesday 24 November. The aim of the Afghanistan Conference 2020 is to set development goals and determine financial agreement for Afghanistan in 2021-24. Due to the serious COVID-19 situation in Switzerland the ministerial level conference will be taking place virtually. CONFERENCE PROGRAM (subject to change): Morning Session: 8:00 – 09:00 GMT Opening: Welcome by the United Nations: Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations at Geneva Opening remarks: - Pekka Haavisto, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland - Mohammad Haneef Atmar, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan - Abdul Hadi Arghandehwal, Minister of Finance of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan - Deborah Lyons, Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations - Josep Borrell Fontelles, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy - Ignazio Cassis, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation Keynote addresses: - Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan - Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations 09:00 – 10:00 GMT Bilateral Statements: Statements by representatives of partner governments and organisations 10:00-10:30 GMT Break 10:30 – 10:45 GMT Readout from the three side events held on Monday 23 November 10:45 – 11:00 GMT Afghan Civil Society Joint Statement 12:00 – 13:30 Bilateral Statements Afternoon Session 14:00 – 16:30 GMT Bilateral Statements 16:30 – 17:00 GMT Closing and Joint Communiqué: - Ville Skinnari, Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade of Finland - Abdul Hadi Arghandehwal, Minister of Finance of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan - Mohammad Haneef Atmar, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan - Deborah Lyons, Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Afghanistan 17:20 – 18:00 GMT Press Conference