UNSG Personal Envoy for Afghanistan Urges Pace in Peace Talks


KABUL: Mohammad Haneef Atmar, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, met on Sunday morning with Jean Arnault, the Personal Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for Afghanistan and Regional Issues.


Minister Atmar welcomed Mr. Arnault on his new position as the United Nations Secretary-Personal General’s Envoy for Afghanistan and Regional Issues and praised the UN’s cooperation and effective role in supporting the Afghan Peace Process. In a statement, the MFA said.

Emphasizing the importance of accelerated peace talks, Arnault called for an immediate ceasefire. He noted that continued violence in Afghanistan, delay in the resumption of meaningful peace talks, and the Taliban’s disparity to an immediate ceasefire could compromise the success of the Peace Process.

Arnault expressed concern about the circumstance, calling it a spoiler to attaining sustainable peace in Afghanistan, citing UN Security Council Resolution 2513 and the Taliban’s failure to follow through on their vows to cut connections with regional and international terrorist groups.

To achieve a political settlement, peace, security, and stability in Afghanistan, the two parties emphasized the necessity of establishing regional consensus and combining the perspectives of regional countries and organizations.

They also discussed the importance of sustained collaboration in the fight against terrorism and the preservation of Afghanistan’s successes over the past two decades.