Pekka Haavisto, Finland’s Foreign Minister is on a visit to Afghanistan to discuss the peace process and the upcoming international pledging conference in Geneva.
“A stable Afghanistan is in the interest of Finland and the whole Europe,” the government of Finland said.
Haavisto met President Ashraf Ghani, acting Foreign Minister Haneef Atmar and National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib.
They discussed the Afghanistan 2020 Conference which is being co-chaired by Finland and developments in the Afghan peace process.
Ghani said the conference showed the international community’s interests in preserving the achievements of the past 19 years, including women and children’s rights, and the democratic system in Afghanistan.
Mohib discussed peace and security in the nation and said Afghanistan “seeks to protect” civilian lives, human rights and democracy.
The Afghanistan 2020 Conference is scheduled for Nov. 23-24 and the aim is to support the nation’s road towards sustainable development, peace, prosperity and self-reliance.