UK sees peace a sole solution to Afghan mire

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KABUL: The British Deputy Ambassador to Afghanistan, Ian Collard, deems peace the only solution to halt killings and war in Afghanistan, calling for a reduction in violence.
In his New Year message, he said, “Peace is the only solution to bring an end to the bloodshed and create an Afghanistan where all of its people can live without fear,” adding, “We call for an urgent end to the violence.”
Meanwhile, Collard lamented the country’s high levels of violence and targeted attacks on Afghan journalists, human rights activists, and the government.  
“As we look ahead to 2021, the UK reiterates its commitment to helping Afghanistan seize the historic opportunity for a fair and inclusive political settlement to the ongoing conflict,” he concluded.