September 22, 2011
New York City
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird meets with more than 20 of his counterparts to discuss the Silk Road Initiative at the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly, in New York City on September 22, 2011.
Drawing on the historical concept of the Silk Road, this new initiative is seen as a way of improving Afghanistan's economic infrastructure by forging greater ties with the regional economy.
The proposal will be presented at a major international conference on Afghanistan to be held in Bonn, Germany in December.