4th Ministerial g7plus meeting held in Kabul, Afghanistan

The Fourth g7+ Ministerial Meeting was held on 23 - 24 March at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul, Afghanistan. The meeting was hosted jointly by the Ministry of finance and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

The meeting was opened by remarks by the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, H.E. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Minister of Foreign affairs of Islamic republic of Afghanistan, H.E. Sallahuddin Rabbani, g7+ Chair, H.E. Dr. Kaifala Marah and g7+ Eminent Person, H.E. Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao. Ministers and delegates attended the meeting from 15 g7+ countries including large number of Ministers from Afghanistan, Ambassadors, Development Partners, Civil Society Organizations and g7+ special envoy, H.E Emilia Pires.

During the two-day meeting, progress on g7+ priorities was discussed. The meeting was an opportunity to discuss Progress on peace and statebuilding efforts in member countries. Thematic sessions on peace and recirculation, New deal implementation and fostering economic resilience were held during the meeting where participants discussed common challenges and identified ways to address them.

In his opening speech, President of Islamic Republic Afghanistan, H.E Mohammad Ashraf Ghani welcomed the delegates and underlined the importance of the g7+ group as a forum to collectively opt for reforms in the development policies subject to countries in fragile situation.  He emphasized that the world's peace depends on stability in countries affected by conflict and violence.

The g7+ annual work plan for the year 2016-17 was agreed and endorsed.

The 4th g7+ Ministerial Meeting was concluded with the launch of the Kabul Communiqué.

Publication Date: 

Thu, Mar 31, 2016