President Ashraf Ghani opened the 4th G7+ ministerial conference in Kabul on Wednesday.
The group which is built up by countries having recent experience of conflict will discuss peace and reconciliation efforts pursued in member countries, economic resilience, New Deal implementation and localizing the SDGs.
Tight security measures have been taken for the two-day forum in Kabul.
During his inaugural speech at the conference today, President Ghani hoped that participants would also recommend options for reform besides discussing the fragile status of states.
In another part of his speech, the President pointed to the terrorist attacks in Brussels which left over 170 victims behind and said that all countries need to stand together against terrorism.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani said that the G7+ is a good opportunity for its member countries to expand cooperation in various spheres.
G7+ which bears the slogan of “Goodbye Conflict, Welcome Development” include Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Liberia, Papua New Guinea, San Tome e Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo and Yemen. -KP
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