Aspen Security Forum Announces Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani in Conversation with NBC News Correspondent Carol Lee on January 29

January 26, 2021

The Afghan leader will discuss U.S.-Afghanistan Relations and Kabul’s national security priorities for 2021

Contact: Jon Purves
Senior Media Relations Manager
The Aspen Institute

Washington, DC – The Aspen Security Forum will host a live conversation between Ashraf Ghani, the President of Afghanistan, and NBC News Correspondent Carol Lee. The online interview will take place on Friday, January 29, from approximately 10:00-10:40am EST, and is part of the ongoing Global Leaders Series, which convenes sitting heads of state, government, and cabinet-level ministers from around the world for high-level, one-on-one conversations about their most pressing foreign policy and national security challenges.


In what is expected to be substantive and wide-ranging conversation, the Afghan President will discuss his national security and foreign policy priorities, and the future of relations with the United States as his government begins to work with the Biden administration. The interview will also address broader questions about challenges in the region and the future of Afghanistan on the world stage.


Register to watch this conversation here:


Editor’s Note: Members of the media with questions or those interested in broadcasting footage from this interview, please contact Jon Purves: Join the conversation on social media with #AspenSecurity and follow the event on Twitter @AspenSecurity.


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