His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan joins World Leaders to attend the Conference on Afghanistan at the European Council in Brussels

By Robin Emmott and David Brunnstrom for Reuters BRUSSELS

His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan joins World Leaders to attend the Conference on Afghanistan at the European Council in BrusselsRegional powers have agreed to try to revive Afghanistan’s stalled peace process after almost 40 years of conflict, Federica Mogherini, the EU’s foreign policy chief said on Wednesday, as the West sought to raise some $13 billion to fund the country through 2020.

Facing a resurgent Taliban 15 years after U.S. forces helped drive the militant group from Kabul, more than 70 governments in Brussels promised more financial support, in tandem with NATO’s ongoing military backing.

While a multi-billion-dollar annual donor pledge looked beyond doubt, diplomats said, the European Union took on the more complex challenge of seeking a negotiated peace, bringing together the United States, China, India, and Pakistan at a dinner on Tuesday night.

(L-R) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslim community, attend the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, in Belgium, October 5, 2016. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
(L-R) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslim community, attend the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, in Belgium, October 5, 2016. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
US State Secretary John Kerry speaks with His Highness the Aga Khan (Prince Shah Karim Al Husseini Aga Khan IV) as they attend the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan (image via Gulf Times)
US State Secretary John Kerry speaks with His Highness the Aga Khan (Prince Shah Karim Al Husseini Aga Khan IV) as they attend the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan (image via Gulf Times)
(L-R) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslim community, attend the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, in Belgium, October 5, 2016. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
(L-R) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslim community, attend the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, in Belgium, October 5, 2016. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

 

By David Brunnstrom for Reuters BRUSSELS

The Taliban should look at the example of a deal between the Afghan government and militant commander Gulbuddin Hekmatyar as a path to an “honorable” peace in Afghanistan, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday.

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  1. Let us all pray that all world leaders and others can continue working for poverty and giving them a better life,
    education, and much more, which can only be done if all work together, Best Wishes and Success

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