Atmar, EU diplomats confer on truce, peace developments


KABUL: Acting Foreign Minister Hanif Atmar on Monday conferred on the recent developments in the ongoing intra-Afghan peace talks with the European Union (EU) mission in Kabul.

He spoke about the latest developments in the Afghan peace negotiations, the establishment of a humanitarian ceasefire and the mechanism for monitoring the reduction of violence with the Kabul-based heads of EU missions and the head of the EU Delegation to Afghanistan.

During the meeting held at the Italian Embassy in Kabul, Atmar also thanked the EU member countries for their assistance and cooperation to Afghanistan over the past 19 years.

Moreover, Atmar highlighted the role that the EU could play in maintaining international consensus on peace talks in Afghanistan.

On their part, the ambassadors and other diplomatic representatives of the EU member states called the start of peace talks a good step towards reaching a comprehensive and sustainable peace.

They reiterated the EU’s continued support for the Afghan peace process, strengthening regional consensus and the preservation of the democratic achievements of the past 19 years.