On 19th January 2017, the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) organized a roundtable under the title of “US-Afghanistan Relations under President Trump”. The panel was moderated by Mr. Mohammad Ashraf Haidari, Director-General of Policy & Strategy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan / AISS Research Fellow. The speakers of the panel were Mr. Michael Albin, Scholar-Librarian, US Congress Library and Mr. Hamid Arsalan, Program Officer, National Endowment for Democracy, Washington DC.
The panel discussed how a US administration led by Donald Trump, the US president-elect, will effect Afghanistan. The speakers highlighted the strategic importance of Afghanistan and expressed that the new US administration will hopefully maintain close relations with the Afghan National Unity Government (NUG).
A number of government officials, academia, civil society activists and journalists participated in this event. The event followed by question and answer session at the end.
Please click Here for the detailed report of this event in English.