The ministry of finance on Sunday said the Afghan government will call on the international community, at this week’s Geneva Conference, to support an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process and continue its support to Afghanistan in the future.
Based on statistics from the ministry of finance, government has met almost 40 percent of its commitments made to the international community and another 45 percent of the commitments are currently being implemented.
"The Afghan government will gain the support of the international community for sustainable growth in Afghanistan," Shamroz Khan Masjidi, finance ministry spokesman said.
At the summit, the Afghan government is expected to brief the international community about its performance towards attracting aid, global support to fight terrorism, and support for the private sector and Afghanistan’s long-term economic stability.
"This meeting is held under the framework of Tokyo Mutual Accountability Conference in which the Afghan government will attend with good achievements," Zubair Joyenda, deputy spokesman for MoFA
According to government officials, government is also expected to discuss Afghanistan’s strategy for becoming self-reliant and of covering its own national budget by 2024.
"If government plans for economic growth enhancement, then there is a hope for sustainable economic development and some steps also have been taken in this regard. And if the plans fail, we will not achieve self-reliance by 2034," Haseeb Mawahed, economic expert said.
The Afghan government and the United Nations are co-hosting the conference on Afghanistan in Geneva on Tuesday and Wednesday and the world is expected to renew its commitment and solidarity with the Afghan people and the Afghan government in their bid for peace and security.
The conference provides a platform for the Afghan government and international community to demonstrate progress and commitment, and maintain the momentum for presidential elections and opportunities for peace and security.
The conference also aims to emphasize the importance and the implementation of mutual commitments made by the Afghan government and the international community towards reform and development and in measuring results against the $15.2 billion committed by the international community for Afghanistan in 2016.