The United Arab Emirates (UAE) renewed their call for an immediate ceasefire and reaffirmed support for a similar call by the Afghan President and the UN Secretary-General. “Continued acts of terrorism will only lead to more killing, the terrorising of innocent civilians, and the aggravation of destruction and instability in the country,” said a press release from the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
UAE also welcomed the signing of a power-sharing agreement in Afghanistan between President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah. In its statement, they said the deal hopefully “represent a step towards enhancing stability, peace, and security” in Afghanistan.
The Ministry discouraged any escalation in these critical times and urged parties to achieve peace and security in the country as soon as possible while continuing humanitarian efforts to combat COVID-19.