U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
November 26, 2018
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asia Affairs Alice Wells will travel to Geneva, Switzerland, and Brussels, Belgium November 26-30, 2018. In Geneva, Ambassador Wells will join Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale who will lead the U.S. delegation at the Geneva Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan to review Afghanistan’s progress in the common effort to attain lasting peace and prosperity for the people of Afghanistan. Under Secretary Hale, Ambassador Wells, and U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass will meet with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah on the margins of the conference to discuss a wide range of bilateral issues. She will also meet with a range of leading donor nations and partners in our military effort, as well as with members of Afghanistan’s civil society.
In Brussels, Ambassador Wells will meet with European Union counterparts to discuss the Indo-Pacific strategy as well as mutual efforts in Afghanistan and South Asia. She will also meet with media representatives at the Brussels Regional Media Hub to discuss the Geneva Conference, and its key outcomes.