MoFA’s statement on the principled stance of Heads of Mission of EU and Canada
KABUL – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan welcomes the statement issued by the Heads of Mission of the European Union and Canada in Kabul on the imminent peace talks between the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban.
The statement rightly identifies the historic opportunity that these talks represent. The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is fully intending to seize the opportunity to end the conflict through negotiations.
Furthermore, the Afghan Government is entering these talks with a spirit of goodwill and constructive intent, as evident in the release of the Taliban prisoners, which the statement recognizes as a goodwill gesture to build confidence, that goes beyond the Afghan Government’s obligations.
Reiterating the call made in the statement, the Afghan Government urges the Taliban to reciprocate by agreeing on a ceasefire and agree to an immediate reduction of violence.
The Government of Afghanistan shares the vision for an end state of peace talks where all Afghans, women and men, continue to thrive with their fundamental rights intact.
Afghanistan would like to thank the EU and other friendly nations for their unwavering support to the peace process in Afghanistan.