Afghanistan Reconnected: Advocacy and Outreach Mission to Tajikistan

12/10/2015 14:56
Asia-Plus
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DUSHANBE, October 12, 2015, Asia-Plus -- The EastWest Institute (EWI) reports that with the support of the Embassy of Germany in Dushanbe it will bring a delegation of senior political and business practitioners from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Turkey to Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on October 12-14, 2015.

EWI Vice President for Regional Security, Ambassador Martin Fleischer, will lead the delegation.  They will meet and discuss with high-ranking Tajik government officials ways to enhance cross-border economic cooperation with Afghanistan and the entire region.

The delegation will also participate in the “International Entrepreneurship Forum Dushanbe 2015” where Ambassador Fleischer will present EWI’s Afghanistan Reconnected program to regional and international business leaders.

The Outreach and Advocacy Mission to Tajikistan is part of a series of visits to the region, aimed at advocating policy recommendations towards reforms to unlock the region’s economic potential with relevant decision-makers and ultimately contribute to a secure and stable Afghanistan. For the same purpose, EWI brought high-level delegations to Pakistan and India earlier this year, and will do so to Afghanistan in November 2015.

The EastWest Institute (EWI), originally known as the Institute for East West Security Studies, is an international not-for-profit, non-partisan “think and do” tank focusing on international conflict resolution through a variety of means, including track 2 diplomacy and track 1.5 diplomacy (conducted with the direct involvement of official actors), hosting international conferences, and authoring publications on international security issues.  Founded in 1980, EWI has offices in New York, Brussels, Moscow and Washington.  

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