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EU voices support for Afghanistan quest for peace

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KABUL: The European Union said on Friday it strongly supports Afghanistan peace process that leads to the end of war through a political settlement.

Addressing a conference in Tashkent on Friday, Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell reiterated EU’s support for Afghan peace quest which leads to the end of conflict through a political settlement.

“EU stands with Afghanistan in peaceful resolution of the current conflict through talks,” he said, adding that the militant Taliban will be isolated regionally if they insist on winning by force.

He said that EU will continue cooperation with Afghanistan on a condition that the achievements of the last two decades such as the rights of Afghan women, minority groups, governance and anti-corruption campaign should be preserved.

The conference was attended by the president of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, president of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, deputy chairman of the European Commission Joseph Borel and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov.

This comes as violence has been intensified across Afghanistan, inflicting heavy causalities on all sides of the conflict, Taliban claimed capturing the centers of hundreds of districts from the government forces.

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