The U.S Charge D’affairs, Karen Decker has confirmed her participation in the Herat Security Dialogue, a two day event by the Afghan institute of strategic studies in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
The Herat Security Dialogue has been an annual pilgrimage since 2012; it is great to have an opportunity to exchange views on the situation in Afghanistan with representatives from Afghanistan, Tajikistan, regional countries, and the EU, Karen Decker tweeted.
I am here to listen, but I will be prepared to reiterate America’s strong support for the Afghan people and for an Afghanistan at peace with itself and its neighbors, she said.
Political groups representatives, subject matter experts and the representatives of the countries involved in Afghanistan’s affairs are invited to attend the event, AISS press statement said.
This comes as that Pakistani media outlets earlier reported that Mohsen Dawar, a member of Pakistan’s parliament who was invited to this event has not been permitted by the government to attend.
Mohsin Dawar, a member of Pakistan’s National Assembly stated in a tweet on Sunday, November 27, that he was “stopped” at the Islamabad airport and “prevented” from attending the security conference abroad.
At the same time, sources have told Afghanistan International, an online TV reporting on Afghanistan from the United States of America that Amir Ismail Khan, an influential Afghan political figure who lives in Mashad of Iran has also not been permitted to attend this event by the Iranian government.
The 10th Herat Security Dialogue is held on the 29th and 30th of November in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The dialogue was initiated in 2012 to focus on peace and security topics about Afghanistan with the main motive of ending the 43 year-old political conflicts and insecurity in Afghanistan.