Ambassador Marc Grossman, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, will participate in the International Afghanistan Conference in Bonn, Germany on December 5, 2011. The conference will focus on the future of Afghanistan after 2014 and on the long-term engagement of the international community in Afghanistan.
In the above video previewing the conference, Ambassador Grossman says, "... One very important thing, I think, that people will see as well, is an increased emphasis on the private sector, on foreign direct investment, on Afghans making economic decisions for themselves. In fact, you can tell one of the themes...is more Afghan decision-making, more Afghan sustainability, more Afghan-led peace process, more Afghanistan in the lead of all of these issues after 2014."
Afghanistan will preside over the Bonn Conference, which will be hosted by Germany. The conference will be streamed live on the German Federal Foreign Office website, where you can learn more about the conference.