EU welcomes Afghan Govt’s peace offer to Taliban

The EU said that Wednesday’s second meeting of the Kabul Process for Peace and Security Cooperation is an “important step towards peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.” A statement released tonight by Maja Kocijancic, spokesperson for EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, commended all those that made this conference possible, the Afghan government itself as well as all the participants, Afghans, regional actors, and international partners.

“The Afghan Government has put forward an important and welcome offer for peace to the Taliban. We now expect that this offer will lead towards the establishment of a genuine peace process,” it said.

The statement added that a further meeting of the Kabul Process will, in a near future, look at the progress made, on peace and on shared measures to counter terrorism, inside Afghanistan and in a regional perspective.

Source: Kuwait News Agency