About 2,000 journalists expected at Afghan conference

24th March 2009, Comments 0 comments

Between 800 and 2,000 members of the national and foreign press are expected to congregate at next week’s Afghanistan conference.

THE HAGUE – The international conference on Afghanistan on 31 March is expecting a turnout of between 800 and 2,000 members of the national and foreign press, says a spokesperson for the municipal authorities in The Hague. 

The meeting will be attended by foreign ministers and representatives of international bodies involved in security and reconstruction in Afghanistan, including United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and representatives from the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The conference, which is organised by the United Nations, will be held at the World Forum conference facilities in the Dutch seat of government.

So far, around 500 journalists have actually applied for accreditation, but authorities in The Hague think this will increase in the coming days.

On the eve of the conference, a reception will be held for the press at The Hague city hall. Mayor Jozias van Aartsen will be on hand to welcome members of the international media formally to the city.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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