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President Karzai Inaugurates the JCMB
Office of the Spokesman to the President


Arg, Kabul - H.E. Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, today inaugurated the Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board (JCMB) for the implementation of the commitments and benchmarks set forth in the Afghanistan Compact. On the occasion of the first meeting of the JCMB, the President hosted a luncheon for all members of the board.

The President said, “This is a very important step towards the implementation of the Afghanistan Compact.”

“I am happy that through the Afghanistan Compact, the International community will continue to work with the Afghan people to continue to build Afghanistan.”

The Afghan Government and the international community have agreed to establish a Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board (JCMB) for overall strategic coordination of the implementation of the Afghanistan Compact after the endorsement of the Afghanistan Compact and the interim Afghanistan National Development Strategy (I-ANDS) at the London Conference and the ensuing Security Council Resolution No. 1659.

The JCMB will ensure greater coherence of efforts by the Afghan Government and international community to implement the Compact and provide regular and timely public reports on its execution.

The Board has three specific objectives which are:

Provide high-level oversight of progress in the implementation of the Afghanistan Compact.

Provide direction to address significant issues of coordination, implementation, financing for the benchmarks and timelines in the Compact, and any other obstacles and bottlenecks identified either by the government or the international community.

Finally, to report on the implementation of the Compact to the President, National Assembly, the UN Secretary General, the donors, and the public

The JCMB will comprise of 28 members, 7 representatives of the government and 21 representatives of the International Community.

For further information, please contact:

Khaleeq Ahmad, Deputy Spokesman on International Affairs
Tel.: (00) (93) 70 286 853

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