Peace Negotiating Team Meets to Discuss Istanbul Summit

Kabul: The vision and readiness of the Afghan administration for the upcoming Istanbul Summit in Turkey was discussed during a meeting with Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, Chairman of the Peace Negotiating Team of Afghanistan and some members of the delegation, including Francesco Maria Talo, Permanent Representative of Italy to NATO; Gianfranco Petrozella, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for International Cooperation.


Stanekzai spoke via an online link to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Frigerio, and the Italian Ambassador, Vittorio Sandley, who was in Kabul as part of a delegation. The meeting was also attended by Minister of State for Peace Affairs Syed Sadat Mansoor Naderi and a number of officials from the Ministry of Peace and Security.
The negotiating team called the Turkish conference a good opportunity to move the peace talks forward and stressed on the need to maintain and strengthen the basic structures, foundations and values that have been established in the country. Subsequently, the Italian delegation reaffirmed its support for the establishment of a lasting and dignified peace in Afghanistan during the peace talks.
“I expressed gratitude and admiration to Italian troops of the Resolute Support Mission in Herat who are committed to our security at home and to a better future for the people of Afghanistan. We stand with the Afghan people in their yearning for peace,” said Talo.

8 / April 2021
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