Washington, DC - Ambassador Richard Olson, Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, will travel to Brussels and Berlin from January 28 to February 4.
In Brussels, he will participate in a North Atlantic Council briefing for NATO Allies, partners, and other donors focused on a secure future for Afghanistan. He will meet with senior NATO and European Union officials to discuss continued support to the people and Government of Afghanistan ahead of the July 2016 NATO Summit in Warsaw and the October 2016 Afghanistan development conference in Brussels.
In Berlin, Ambassador Olson will participate in the meeting of the International Contact Group, the primary international forum for political coordination focused on bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan. The Government of Afghanistan, group member states, and multilateral institutions will meet to discuss shared commitments to Afghan security, governance, and reconciliation efforts.