Past event


How Will the Withdrawal of International Forces Affect Afghanistan?

Chatham House, London

Event documents

Transcript - Fawzia Koofi
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Transcript - Fawzia Koofi Q&A
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Fawzia Koofi, Member of Parliament, Afghanistan
Chair: Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House 


Fawzia Koofi was one of the first women deputy speakers of the Afghan parliament and is a presidential candidate for the 2014 elections. In the context of the withdrawal of international forces and ongoing peace talks with the Taliban, the speaker will argue - through her personal story of three generations of Afghan women - that the country's hopes for the future can only be fulfilled if the international community does not abandon Afghanistan.