United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will head to Kabul in July for a conference aimed at boosting international support for Afghanistan’s plans to reintegrate Taliban fighters.
Ban confirmed his attendance in a personal call with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Reuters reports.
The conference will follow a May 29 local assembly where Karzai is expected to present a draft plan for making peace with Taliban combatants who will renounce violence. The event is a follow-up to the January conference in London, where donors pledged approximately USD160 million for the reintegration plans.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is also expected to attend the July conference.