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Afghanistan Reconnected: Creating Momentum for Regional Economic Security
The EastWest Institute (EWI) convened “Afghanistan Reconnected: Creating Momentum for Regional Economic Security,” the fourth Abu Dhabi Process Meeting addressing economic security in Afghanistan post-2014, in Berlin at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), on April 9-10, 2014.
The objective of this consultation was to review progress on the recommendations since 2013 and to map out a forward-looking agenda for 2014 and beyond.
Addressing economic security in Afghanistan post-2014, the EastWest Institute (EWI) convened in 2013 a series of high-level consultations on the economic potential of Afghanistan and the region, also known as the “Abu Dhabi Process.”
High-level representatives of governments and the private sector from the region and beyond—including Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, China, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, the United States and Europe—as well as from regional and international organizations, participated in these consultations. Members of the Parliamentarians Network for Conflict Prevention from Afghanistan and Pakistan have been participating, too.
Sponsored by the Governments of the United Arab Emirates and of Germany, these consultations identified opportunities for economic growth both in Afghanistan and in the region, and recommended short and long term measures to reconnect Afghanistan with neighboring countries through economic cooperation
The meeting was conducted under the Chatham House Rule.
Photo courtesy of the EastWest Institute.