London Conference reaffirms Afghan-owned, Afghan-led peace process

Friday, December 5th, 2014 11:57 am

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LONDONn (NNI): The international allies of Afghanistan have reaffirmed their commitment to an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process in that country.

In a joint communique after the London Conference, they agreed that peace and security are vital for ending violence and bringing sustainable development in Afghanistan.

They said the peace process must be transparent and inclusive, representing the legitimate interests of all Afghans, including women.

The participants welcomed the Afghan government’s plans to enhance productivity, increase its domestic revenue mobilisation, attract more private sector investment, and stimulate growth and employment opportunities.

They hoped that this approach will reduce Afghanistan’s dependence on external support.

They reaffirmed commitment of providing 16 billion dollars to Afghanistan next year and sustaining support through 2017 at or near the levels of the past decade.

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