Telephone Conversation between the Acting Foreign Minister and the British Ambassador to Afghanistan

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KABUL – Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Haneef Atmar held a telephone conversation with British Ambassador to Afghanistan, Ms Alison Blake CMG.

At the onset, both sides exchanged views on the global experience of the COVID-19 pandemic and deliberated the impacts it has had on Afghanistan and the United Kingdom. 

The main topic of discussion was the Afghan peace process. Both sides exchanged views on the latest developments in the peace process such as concerns on the increase in the level of violence, the mechanisms needed for monitoring a reduction of violence, release of prisoners by the Government of Afghanistan and the Taliban, and the importance of beginning intra-Afghan negotiation.

Minister Atmar and Ambassador Blake also deliberated the importance of regional and international engagement and the need for consensus on the Afghan peace process.

The British Ambassador reiterated the support of the British government for an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process.

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