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The future of Afghanistan and the future of its region are interdependent. A secure Afghanistan is crucial to establishing a secure region. In turn, Afghanistan’s direct and regional neighbors have a responsibility to support its transition toward political stability, security, peace, and economic development. This excerpt of the “Joint Declaration on Regional Peace and Stability” that will be published as of 17 November 2013, has been prepared by a regional expert group convened by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) to underscore past achievements and to offer recommendations to policy stakeholders for a responsible role in Afghanistan’s Decade of Transformation.