Afghan politics 2021
afghan politics 2021 and peace talks.
Arg said in a press release that Mohammad Ashraf Ghani spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel about the NATO Defense Ministers’ Conference yesterday evening. The NATO ministerial meeting is scheduled for February
The Afghan president’s conversation with Merkel focused on the importance of holding this summit on Afghanistan, its impact on the peace talks and how the organization supports the Afghan military.
Earlier, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the fate of the presence or withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan will be determined at the ministerial meeting. NATO forces currently have a mission to train and advise Afghan security forces.
The second round of Afghan peace talks with the Taliban is under way in Qatar, but the outcome of the talks has not yet ended. According to Arg, the German Prime Minister expressed concern over the escalation of violence in Afghanistan and stressed the ceasefire, saying that it was unacceptable for both negotiations and violence to continue.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said the alliance is set to decide at a meeting of its defense ministers next month whether to continue its mission in Afghanistan or leave the country.
He said that in February / February this year, the defense ministers of the organization will decide whether NATO troops will stay in Afghanistan or leave the country. He called it a “difficult decision” that he said needed consultations.
However, according to the NATO Secretary General, this decision will be taken taking into account the security situation and progress in the Afghan peace talks.
Mr Stoltenberg noted that NATO supported the peace process and the start of talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, adding that the only way to achieve lasting peace was to continue the talks.
He noted that this year will be an important year for the organization in terms of deciding on the future of NATO military presence in Afghanistan
“We have to decide on our presence in Afghanistan. If NATO withdraws, there is a risk that Afghanistan will once again become a safe haven for international terrorists, and there will be a long-term presence if the mission continues,” Stoltenberg said. “There are many challenges and the only way is to continue the peace talks.”
“The uncoordinated or premature withdrawal of troops will be costly,” said the secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. He said there was a danger that Afghanistan would become a base for international militants to stage attacks.