Press Release – In-House meeting with the Australian Special Representative. for Afghanistan Mr. Daniel Sloper

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Press Release
In-House meeting
With the Australian Special Representative. for Afghanistan
Mr. Daniel Sloper
February 28, 2022

The Centre for Afghanistan, Middle East & Africa (CAMEA) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) held an In-House meeting on February 28, 2022 with the  Australian Special Representative for Afghanistan Mr. Daniel Sloper. Other members of the delegation included: Ms. Amanda Davis, First Secretary, Australian High Commission, Ms. Navina Vijaysegaran,First Secretary, Australia’s Interim Mission to Afghanistan in Doha and Ms. Joanne Frederiksen, Deputy High Commissioner.The meeting was attended by Ambassador Khalid Mahmood, Chairman Board of Governors ISSI, Ms. Amina Khan, Director CAMEA and members of the research team at CAMEA.

Ms. Amina Khan, Director CAMEA gave a brief presentation on the overall working of the Institute and Afghanistan. During the meeting, the situation in Afghanistan was discussed at length and the delegation was extensively briefed about Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan as well as the regional perspectives on the issue. There was an exchange of views regarding the grave humanitarian crisis, economic challenges, women’s rights and counterterrorism issues in Afghanistan, and the urgent need to remain engaged with the political dispensation in Afghanistan in order to avert a breakdown of the state.