MoFA Welcomes NATO's "Conditions-based" Approach in Afghanistan
KABUL – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan strongly welcomes NATO's stance on the ongoing Afghan peace process and fully supports the Organization's conditions-based approach in Afghanistan.
The MoFA echoes recent remarks by NATO's Secretary General Mr. Jens Stoltenberg that "the Taliban must reduce violence, negotiate in good faith and live up to their commitment to stop cooperating with international terrorist groups."
The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has fully implemented its commitments towards peace, including the goodwill release of thousands of Taliban prisoners. However, the Taliban have failed to meet their obligations to reduce violence, cut ties with terrorist groups, continue the peace talks in good faith, and prevent the released prisoners from returning to the battlefield.
We believe that all involved parties must fulfill their commitments and obligations for the peace process to move forward.
We further reiterate that the "conditions-based" approach is highly essential for the success of the peace process, preserving the hard-won democratic and human rights gains of the last two decades, and honoring our shared sacrifices in Afghanistan.