Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has announced that they will convene a one-day conference called “Economy of Afghanistan” in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

This is the first time the IEA is arranging an economic conference after they recaptured power on August 15 last year.

The conference is supposed to be headed by the acting Prime Minister of the IEA Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund and will be broadcast live on the state-run RTA channel.

A statement of the IEA reads that the conference will be opened by second Deputy PM Abdul Salaam Hanafi and will be concluded by a speech of first Deputy PM Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.

The acting PM is not supposed to speak.

It is not clear who else will attend the conference and whether foreign people will be invited or not, but previously it was said that foreigners will also take part in the conference.

The economic conference comes as Afghanistan is potentially on the brink of economic collapse and the country is going through the worst humanitarian crisis on earth.