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SIPRI’s Afghanistan Private Sector report presented on three continents

SIPRI researchers Richard Ghiasy and Jiayi Zhou, together with Henrik Hallgren from the International Council of Swedish Industry (NIR), presented their report ‘Afghanistan’s Private Sector: Status and ways forward’ at four separate events across three continents.

The events were held between September and November and took place in Brussels, Washington D.C., Stockholm and Kabul. The Swedish Ambassador to Afghanistan, Anders Sjöberg, hosted the final event in Kabul, which attracted a diverse audience including private sector actors and representatives from the EU Delegation.

SIPRI organizes expert seminar on Afghanistan

On 16 May SIPRI held an expert seminar in Brussels on stabilizing Afghanistan and its neighbourhood and the challenge for Europe.

The event was attended by approximately 35 participants from the local policy making community, who were informed about the outcomes of the Wider Central Asia Initiative, a SIPRI project aimed at promoting and facilitating dialogue among the main stakeholders in Afghanistan's future.