Iran FM in Paris for Afghan summit
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has arrived in Paris to take part in the International Support Conference for Afghanistan, reported PressTV.
The one-day summit, slated for June 12, will bring together representatives from over 80 nations as well as from regional and international organizations including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Afghan President Hamed Karzai.
President Karzai is expected to present the National Strategic Plan for Afghanistan and to seek international aid for the $50 billion development program.
The upcoming gathering will be the third such summit held since the fall of the Taliban. Two similar conferences were held in 2001 and 2006, when Afghanistan was promised up to $25 billion in aid.
However, to this day, the war-torn nation has received only $10 billion of the aid it was promised.