A peace deal in Afghanistan is closer than it has ever been, NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters in Brussels on Friday.
Stoltenberg expressed that “we are closer to a peace agreement now in Afghanistan than we have been ever before. But we are still not there, where we can announce an agreement”.
He also expressed certainty that the Afghan peace will be achieved and together with everyone, as there is NATO to make sure things are in place.
Stoltenberg stated that he recently spoke with the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad, who is spearheading negotiations with the Taliban, “He has been here many times. He has briefed Allies and partners who are in Afghanistan”.