Chairman Lynch To Hold Hearing On U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan And U.S.-Taliban Peace Agreement

The Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation will testify publicly for the first time in 116th Congress about U.S.-Taliban peace deal and intra-Afghan negotiations.

September 21, 2020

Washington D.C. —On Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. ET, U.S. Representative Stephen F. Lynch, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, will hold a hearing to examine the Trump Administration’s strategy in Afghanistan, including the February 29, 2020, U.S.-Taliban peace agreement, ongoing efforts to facilitate intra-Afghan reconciliation, and the ramifications of these diplomatic negotiations for the Afghan people, regional stability, and U.S. national security.

At the hearing, Members will question the Trump Administration about whether the U.S.-Taliban agreement could jeopardize the security, political, and economic gains the Afghan people—especially women and girls—have made in recent years. Members will also address the long-term national security implications of reducing foreign development and reconstruction assistance to the Government of Afghanistan.

A livestream will be available on YouTube and the Committee on Oversight and Reform website.

WHAT: Subcommittee on National Security Hearing “Examining the Trump Administration’s Afghanistan Strategy, Part 2”

WHEN: Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. E.T.


Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation - Department of State

David F. Helvey, Performing the Duties of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs - Department of Defense