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PublishDate: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 16:58

NATO foreign ministers to discuss Afghanistan in upcoming meeting

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_#NATO foreign ministers will discuss Afghanistan in upcoming meeting which is scheduled to take place 23-24 March, chief of the alliance said on Tuesday.

“On Afghanistan, we strongly and all allies strongly support all efforts to try to find a peaceful negotiated solution,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in a press conference on the release of his Annual Report 2020.

“That’s the reason why we welcome the #US -Taliban agreement last year, and that’s the reason why we also support efforts to make progress in the peace process, and renewed efforts to try to strengthen the efforts to find a peaceful negotiated solution,” he said.

Stoltenberg said that it is extremely important, that all regional actors are taking part, “they have their part of the responsibility for helping the peace process in Afghanistan, to go forward.”

“We will, of course, assess, we will discuss and consult in NATO, as we move closer to the 1st of May deadline,” he said

Stoltenberg also said that NATO will continue to demonstrate “our commitment to the Afghan security forces, partly by continuing to train, assist and advise them, but also by continuing to provide funding for the Afghan security forces.”

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