Building Afghanistan's Economy Through Regional Connectivity

A conversation with:
Dr. Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi
Chief Advisor to the President on Infrastructure, Human Capital and Technology
Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Moderated by: 
The Hon. James Cunningham
Senior Fellow and Khalilzad Chair, South Asia Center
Atlantic Council

Please join the Atlantic Council for a special conversation with Dr. Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi on the economy of Afghanistan.
More than a year after coming into power, Afghanistan’s National Unity Government has sought to re-establish Afghanistan's role as a roundabout for economic connectivity between Central, South and East Asia, and Europe. With new progress made in the areas of power and gas transmission, fiber-optic linkages and movement of goods, the government has also launched a Jobs for Peace Plan, which seeks to provide near term economic opportunity across the country and soften the economic impact caused by the military drawdown. How will Afghanistan's plans advance its self-reliance reform agenda, link its economy to the region, and provide jobs to its citizens? How can the US-Afghan strategic partnership best advance common security and economic interests?  Join us for a special session with Dr. Qayoumi, Chief Advisor to President Ghani for infrastructure, IT and human capital who will provide firsthand what the Afghan government has in store to revive the Afghan economy.

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