Now Is The Time For Afghans to Show Unity to Achieve Peace, Fight Against COVID-19: NATO Chief

Following the meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in a video conference called for Afghan people’s unity.

“This is the time for Afghans to show national unity in the national interest, to achieve peace in Afghanistan, but also to fight COVID-19,” Stoltenberg said.

He declared that NATO ministers discussed Afghanistan and the continued commitment to long-term peace and stability in the country.

” To support the peace efforts, we are reducing our presence to around 12,000 by the summer.
No decision for a further reduction has been taken.
And all of our steps will be conditions-based,” he added.

He also welcomed efforts to set up an inclusive team for the inter-Afghan negotiations and called on the Taliban and all political actors to play their part which includes reducing violence.

4 / April 2020
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