On April 20, 2017, the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) organized the second round of National Dialogue series in Kabul. The second round of National Dialogue held under the theme of “Afghanistan Relations with the United States” aimed to bring together experts, officials, representatives from political parties, civil society and other stakeholders to discuss a number of key national issues concerning AFG-USA relations. Scores of high-ranking governmental officials, policy makers, representatives of different international organizations, media and civil society participated in the one-day meeting. The National Dialogue series aims to address strategic challenges facing Afghan government and encourage creative and ‘out of box’ thinking solutions. Furthermore, the National Dialogue enhances inter-dialogue between Afghan elites concerning different strategic challenges within the country. This one-day meeting covered two panel discussions: 1) the Image of Relations between USA and Afghanistan, and 2) identification of problems and opportunities.
The AISS will be releasing a detailed report of the event in Farsi and English as well as the video on its YouTube channel.