Canadian PM reaffirms support to the Afghan peace process

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KABUL: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has reaffirmed his support for a peace process that ensures independent and stable Afghanistan with a democratic government.


A statement from the Presidential Palace said that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Trudeau, in a telephonic conversation on Wednesday, talked about the upcoming NATO defense ministers’ conference, scheduled for February in Brussels.


The two sides agreed the NATO ministerial conference should adopt a standard and coherent policy towards Afghanistan for the peace talks to achieve the desirable outcome, the statement added.


Trudeau expressed concern over the escalation of violence in Afghanistan and promised his country would continue to support the peace that ensured a sovereign and stable Afghanistan with a democratic government.


 “Both sides highlighted that the conference should adopt a common and coherent policy towards Afghanistan for the peace talks to achieve the desired outcome,” the statement concluded.