MONITORING (SW) – Ambassador Sir Nicholas Kay, the NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan, has said the opportunity for peace after 40 years of conflict is strong and real.
He said this while visiting the NATO headquarters to meet the Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and representatives of allies and partners involved in Afghanistan. “Afghanistan is at an historic moment, the opportunity for peace after 40 years of conflict is strong and real”, he said.
Ambassador Kay said the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces that the NATO trains are achieving on the battlefield what the Afghan people want, which is peace. “We call upon the Taliban to sit in an intra-Afghan dialoged with fellow Afghans and the government of Afghanistan as soon as possible to reach a negotiated end to this conflict”, he said, adding the Afghan people demand peace and reduction in violence and the Taliban should respect the will of the Afghan people.
He added the NATO allies are working closely with the people and government in Afghanistan to bring conditions for lasting peace.