U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
November 7, 2018
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Alice Wells will travel to Geneva, Switzerland to discuss preparations for the Geneva Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan. The conference in late November will be an opportunity for the Afghan government to report on the progress it has made in implementing key reforms that will bring the country closer to peace and self-reliance. With over 60 of Afghanistan’s international allies scheduled to attend, the conference will also send a strong signal of the international community’s resolve and commitment to ending Afghanistan’s decades-long conflict.
Ambassador Wells will be traveling from Afghanistan and Pakistan, where she met with Afghan and Pakistani leaders to discuss ongoing U.S. and international support to promote long-term peace, security, and stability in Afghanistan and the region.