The U.S. will attend the international conference on Afghanistan

The U.S. will attend the international conference on Afghanistan

The American delegation at the virtual forum will be headed by Deputy Secretary of State David Hale.
Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale will lead the U.S. delegation to the international conference on Afghanistan, which will be held November 23-24 in virtual format.

The State Department representative announced this on Sunday.
This is the sixth conference, which is held every four years with the participation of about 70 countries and international organizations to coordinate international support for development in Afghanistan.

Conference organizers are the Government of Afghanistan, the Government of Finland, and the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.
Hale will make a statement on behalf of the United States and will present a video message from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The conference will also include a U.S.-organized side event on economic priorities and aid effectiveness assessment. John Bars, Acting Deputy Head of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will make opening remarks at the event.

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