ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  RSS  |  ARCHIVE  |  2020-09-19  |  UPDATED: 1399/06/28 - 17:38:3 FA | AR | EN
Qamishli residents call for removal of US, Turkish occupation forces from Syria            South Africa says Ďsurprisedí by Ďbizarreí report of Iran plot to kill US envoy            President Maduro: EU demand to delay election in Venezuela íimpossibleí            UAE cracking down hard on anti-Israel sentiment with 10-year prison sentences: Dissident            India building tunnel in Himalayas to get soldiers to Chinese border in 10 minutes             FBI warns of ícombustible violenceí on US streets ahead of November election             Trumpís Former NSA says withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan is an unwise policy             US Embassy warns of extremist attacks against women            Afghanistan, Tajikistan discuss Afghan peace, bilateral trade and economic ties            Asian, European markets sink after US Fed warning of íuncertainí outlook            China files formal complaint with US over senior official visiting Taiwan            Can US Electoral College survive another disputed election?             Top aides to Pompeo grilled at Congress over US arms sales to Saudi Arabia             Gunmen fire 55 shots, killing at least two in Philadelphia            UAE, Bahrain activists highlight public resentment of deals with Israel            


DATE PUBLISHED: 1398/11/24 - 12:57:3
VISIT: 513
SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS

íLasting Peaceí Must be Afghan-Owned: Stoltenberg

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg, speaking to media at the end of the first day of the NATO defense ministerial in Brussels on Wednesday, said "the only way to create lasting and sustainable peace in Afghanistan is, of course, to have the Afghans owning the peace process and agreeing on the way forward."

Stoltenberg responded to TOLOnews reporter Miraqa Popalís question about whether peace was close, and if so what would be the role of NATO in post-deal in Afghanistan:

"We welcome any step towards a reduction of violence in Afghanistan and we strongly support the peace process, any initiative to establish an intra-Afghan dialogue," the secretary general said, adding: "And thatís exactly the aim of the dialogue, the talks between the Taliban and the United States, is to facilitate, create the conditions for an agreement to initiate intra-Afghan dialogue."

Stoltenberg continued:

"Because the only way to create lasting and sustainable peace in Afghanistan is, of course, to have the Afghans owning the peace process and agreeing on the way forward," he mentioned.

He also said that the NATO will continue to consult closely with the United States:

"Secretary Esper (US Secretary of Defense) briefed the allies today. Ambassador Khalilzad was in NATO recently and updated and consulted with allies on the efforts to reach an agreement with the Taliban."

"Taliban has to show and demonstrate a real willingness, a real willingness and that they are capable of delivering reduction in violence. And Taliban has also to understand that they will never win on the battlefield, they have to make real compromises around the negotiating table," he added.

"And thatís exactly why the best way NATO can support the peace process is to continue to support, train, assist and advise the Afghan security forces and continue to provide funding. We are committed to do that," he stressed.

He also said that one should remember that NATO used to be in Afghanistan with a large force of 130,000 troops, which is now reduced to a 16,000- member mission, and he credited the increased capacity of Afghan forces with taking on the role of providing security.

NATOís Senior Civilian Representative Nicholas Kay, speaking to Afghan reporters at the ministerial, said that he believes that Afghans will put the "national interest" ahead of personal agendas during the peace process, and noted that all political leaders in Afghanistan want peace.

Join the Ansar News Agency Twitter page

Kay said that the intra-Afghan talks cannot involve "34 million" at the table, but must be inclusive and represent all.

Kay said, regarding the process, "time may be moving quickly now," and he said that many nations have shown interest in helping with the intra-Afghan process, and said there is a willingness from the international community to facilitate intra-Aghan dialogue, as opposed to an actual intra-Afghan negotiation. Such a dialogue was hosted by the Qataris and Germans last year, Kay mentioned.

Asked about the conflict between Ghani and Abdullahís camps within the government, Kay said that last week NATO and donor countries issued a statement saying that the current National Unity Government of Afghanistan must continue functioning as mandated by the original agreement, right up until the election process is completed and a new administration is in place.

 

SOURCE: Tolonews

LINK: https://www.ansarpress.com/english/13938


TAGS:






*
*

*



SEE ALSO

Trumpís Former NSA says withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan is an unwise policy


US Embassy warns of extremist attacks against women


Afghanistan, Tajikistan discuss Afghan peace, bilateral trade and economic ties


No Ceasefire Until Cause of War is Discussed: Taliban Spokesman


Foreign Minister to Discuss Trade and Transit Development with Tajikistan


Peace team leader calls for Islamic Republic system to be upheld


Security Council agrees to extend Afghanistan mission for one year


2 Killed, 12 Wounded in Takhar Blast


US peace envoy expected in Delhi to discuss peace talks


Afghanistan Wins Seat at UNís Commission on Women





VIEWED
MOST DISCUSSED




POLL

Modi, Merkel Discuss Afghanistan, Radicalisation And Terrorism

SEE RESULT


LAST NEWS

EU parliament urges arms embargo on Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi murder, Yemen war

Qamishli residents call for removal of US, Turkish occupation forces from Syria

South Africa says Ďsurprisedí by Ďbizarreí report of Iran plot to kill US envoy

President Maduro: EU demand to delay election in Venezuela íimpossibleí

UAE cracking down hard on anti-Israel sentiment with 10-year prison sentences: Dissident

India building tunnel in Himalayas to get soldiers to Chinese border in 10 minutes

FBI warns of ícombustible violenceí on US streets ahead of November election

Trumpís Former NSA says withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan is an unwise policy

US Embassy warns of extremist attacks against women

Afghanistan, Tajikistan discuss Afghan peace, bilateral trade and economic ties

Asian, European markets sink after US Fed warning of íuncertainí outlook

China files formal complaint with US over senior official visiting Taiwan

Can US Electoral College survive another disputed election?

Top aides to Pompeo grilled at Congress over US arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Gunmen fire 55 shots, killing at least two in Philadelphia

UAE, Bahrain activists highlight public resentment of deals with Israel

Mexico asks US for info about reported abuse of migrants, hysterectomies

Venezuela blasts UN rights report as Ďriddled with falsehoodsí

Hurricane Sally swamps US Gulf Coast with massive floods, íunrealí rain

Palestinian resistance groups know no red lines in war with Israel: Islamic Jihad leader

US attorney general calls for sedition charges against anti-racism protesters

Libyaís Prime Minister Sarraj says will resign by end of next month

After failure at UN, US says will work to hinder arms trades with Iran with its own action

Biden, Trump trade barbs over vaccine as US pres. contradicts top experts

Turkey Ďopen to constructive dialogí with Greece in maritime dispute

Germany to take in 1,500 more Lesbos island migrants

No Ceasefire Until Cause of War is Discussed: Taliban Spokesman

Foreign Minister to Discuss Trade and Transit Development with Tajikistan

India coronavirus cases cross 5 million in Ďworse-than-sci-fií pandemic

Iran sees a big change in mining with gold prospecting

Russia to sell 100mn doses of COVID-19 vaccine to India

Rouhani congratulates Iranians on assured victory against US over sanctions snapback

ICE nurse raises alarm over medical care at detention center; Pelosi demands probe

UN war crimes panel urges Turkey to rein in allied militants in N Syria

13 detained after fire near second Greek refugee camp

Myanmar army admits to Ďpossible wider patternsí of violence against Rohingya

Turkey complains Greece militarizing Chios; extends drilling activity off Cyprus

Japanís lower house of parliament elects Yoshihide Suga as prime minister

Thousands of Oregon evacuees shelter from wildfires as US disaster declared

Iran complains to UN over Trumpís military threat, stresses right to self-defense


MEDICAL NEWS


ANSAR PRESS ©  |  ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  MOBILE VERSION  |  LINKS  |  DESIGN: Negah Network Co.
All right reserved. Use this website by mentioning the source (link) is allowed. ›—ś‘ź«Ś «یš —š ی šŕŠ»šŌ«š