Press Release

Ministerial Meeting in Kabul

The g7+ Fourth Ministerial Meeting held in Kabul, Afghanistan

The g7+ 4th Ministerial Meeting was held on 23-24 March at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul, Afghanistan. The meeting was hosted jointly by the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. 


In his opening speech, President of Islamic Republic Afghanistan, H.E Mohammad Ashraf Ghani welcomed the delegates and underlined the importance of the g7+ group as a forum to collectively opt for reforms in the development policies subject to countries in fragile situation.  He emphasized that the world’s peace depends on stability in countries affected by conflict and violence. 

Participating in the meeting included Minister of Foreign affairs of Islamic republic of Afghanistan, H.E. Salahuddin in Rabbani, g7+ Chair, H.E. Dr. Kaifala Marah and the Eminent Person of g7+, H.E. Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao. Ministers and delegates attended the meeting from 15 g7+ countries including large number of Ministers from Afghanistan, Ambassadors, Development Partners, Civil Society Organizations and Special Envoy, H.E Emilia Pires.

During the two-day meeting, participants discussed progress on peace and statebuilding efforts in member countries. Thematic sessions on peace and reconciliation, New Deal implementation and fostering economic resilience were held during the meeting where participants shared common challenges and identified ways to address them. 


The g7+ annual work plan for the year 2016-17 was agreed and endorsed. The 4th g7+ Ministerial Meeting was concluded with the launch of the Kabul Communiqué, which member countries agreed a set of priorities to pursue collectively in achieving peace and stability. END.