DynCorp International was recently a participant in the London Conference on Afghanistan held December 3-4, 2014. At the event, representatives from 59 countries reaffirmed their commitment to supporting Afghanistan in becoming a secure and stable nation post-2014 drawdown.
The conference provided a platform for Afghan government representatives to discuss their vision for reform and for the international community to demonstrate enduring solidarity and support for the country.
Newly elected Afghan president Ashraf Ghani was among the featured speakers and laid out his plan to reform Afghanistan. As noted in a news release from the U.K. Department for International Development, Ghani “outlined steps he has already taken to deliver on his ambitious agenda to reform Afghanistan and deliver economic security by tackling corruption, maintaining the progress made on national security and placing women’s and civil rights at the heart of the country’s future prosperity.”
“Hearing directly from president Ghani and chief executive Abdullah was incredibly valuable. It provided fresh insights into their agenda for change, and we heard extremely friendly plans for welcoming foreign businesses to Afghanistan,” commented Bret Dalton, DynCorp International country director.
About the London Conference in Afghanistan
The London Conference in Afghanistan also featured speakers such as U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
As 2014 ends, the London Conference on Afghanistan provided a platform for the Government of Afghanistan to set out its commitment to reform, looking ahead in particular to the “Transformation Decade” through to 2024. It is also a moment for the international community to signal its solidarity with the Afghan people, and to reaffirm its long-term commitment to supporting Afghanistan’s peaceful development.