Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, June 12, just ahead of the upcoming elections in Afghanistan, the Center for American Progress and the Atlantic Council will host Dr. Abdullah Abdullah via Skype from Kabul to share his view at this critical juncture on the future of Afghanistan, particularly following President Barack Obama’s announcement of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country by 2016. Dr. Abdullah will discuss his plans to unite a country with a long history of ethnic strife against continued security challenges, as well as share his thoughts on the pending bilateral security agreement with the United States. He will also address key priorities for the next president, including stabilization of the economy after years of foreign support, and reshaping relations within its region and with the United States and its allies.
Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Afghan presidential candidate
Shuja Nawaz, Director, South Asia Center, Atlantic Council
Vikram Singh, Vice President, National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress
Thursday, June 12, 2014
10:30 a.m. ET – 12:00 p.m. ET
1030 15th Street, NW
12th Floor (West Tower) Washington, DC
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