The Afghan leaders and the diplomats of various countries meet in a two-day conference held at Geneva to measure whether the aid offers and strategies are helping the war-torn country. The conference is jointly held by the Afghanistan Government and the United Nations. The Afghan Government is, however, very confident about the evaluation of the uses of the funding that the donor countries are about to do. According to a government official, the president of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, has tried to use the aid funding in every way possible. He estimates that about 60 per cent of the funding has already been used by the government, and the rest could not be used due to the challenges that the country is facing.
In this conference, the Afghan government wants to discuss the problems that they are facing after the 40-year long war. However, the government will be presenting a strategy through which they are planning to boost their economy. The sources said that the presentation will include almost everything, from corruption to women empowerment. The diplomats, however, want to give more importance to the meeting where the United States peace envoy will talk about the peace offerings to the Taliban. The Afghan president is expected to request the regional countries to support the peace offerings. However, as the Taliban has refused to talk to the Afghan government, the peace deal is kept on the side of the whole conference.
The Taliban will not be attending the meeting, but they will keep a close watch, according to the sources. The Taliban has said that they hope the international leaders will accept all their demands. They also said that if the United States Government does not want to withdraw the forces, the talks will have little to no meaning to them. There are currently 14,000 US troops in Afghanistan to support the counterterrorism operations against militant groups.