Thursday, 29 September 2016

Indicative programme - Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, 4-5 Oct 2016

Programme of 5 October 2016 

Place:         Justus Lipsius building, 175 rue de la Loi, Brussels 
All times are approximate and subject to change
+/- 07.30
Arrivals
Live streaming
+/- 08.15 TBC
Doorstep by High Representative Federica Mogherini 
+/- 08.30
Arrival of the Afghan delegation, welcome by High Representative Federica Mogherini 
+/- 09.00       Opening session (roundtable Photo/TV opportunity Group A)
including statements by:
President of the European Council Donald Tusk
President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
Live streaming
+/- 10.30
Family photo (Photo/TV opportunity Group B)
 11.00
Presentation by the Afghan government of the National Peace and Development Framework and the revised Self-Reliance Mutual Accountability Framework
Presentation of the World Bank economic outlook
Live streaming
11.30
Bilateral statements by partner countries and international organisations (part I)Chaired by High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan Salahuddin Rabbani
Live streaming
12.30
Lunch 
14.00
Afghan civil society joint statement
Live streaming
14.15
Bilateral statements by partner countries and international organisations (part II)Live streaming
Chaired by Minister of Finance of Afghanistan Eklil Hakimi and European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica
17.30
Closing session
including statements by:
Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah
High Representative Federica Mogherini,
European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica
Live streaming                    
+/- 18.00
Press conference
Live streaming

Side Events - Programme of 4 October 2016 

Place:        Charlemagne building of the European Commission, 170 rue de la Loi, Brussels 
All times are approximate and subject to change                  
+/- 13.30
Signing of the State Building Contract

Live streaming   
Empowered Women, Prosperous Afghanistan
Live streaming
+/- 14.00
Opening speeches                    
Session 1 - Promoting Afghan Women's Rights                    
+/- 16.15    
Session 2 - Socio-economic Empowerment of Afghan Women     
+/- 17.30 Closing speeches  
Regional integration and prosperity 
+/- 16.00
Beginning of the event 
Recording of the introductive remarks will be published at +/- 18.00 on EbS
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