IRA Peace Negotiations Team Holds Virtual Talks with Special Representatives Of NATO Member States

Afghanistan State Ministry for Peace Affairs says the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Peace Negotiations Team had an online meeting with the special representatives of NATO member states, organized in partnership with the European Institute of Peace (EIP).

SMP in a press release said that the meeting was attended by Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, Chief Negotiator of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and Abdul Salam Rahimi, Fawzia Koofi, Ahmad Nader Naderi, Mohammad Nateqi, Abdul Matin Bek and Kalimullah Naqibi, members of the negotiation team.

According to the press release, the
current status of the Afghanistan peace negotiation process was discussed during the meeting.

“The participants discussed ending the ongoing violence and paving the way for a ceasefire, responsible withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan, and review of the Doha Agreement,” the press release reads.

In the meantime, the special representatives of NATO member states condemned today’s attack on the vehicle of the chief of staff of the State Ministry for Peace, saying that the current level of violence, especially targeting civil society members, women, the media and civilians, is not acceptable.

Meanwhile, members of the Negotiation Team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, pointing out to the impact of violence on a meaningful atmosphere for negotiations, said that the voice of civil society and various segments of the society is effective in moving the peace process forward which must be maintained.

They called for the continuation of joint international efforts to support the negotiation process and the cessation of hostilities, saying that coherence of views would lead to progress in the process and that the messages of the Islamic World about the illegitimacy of the ongoing war should be taken into account.

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