• publish: 16 February 2019
  • time: 10:18 am
  • category: Politics
  • No: 7015
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In the margins of the Munich Security Conference, Mogherini and president Ghani met

EU’s 5-point offer to support peace in Afghanistan reiterated

European Union’s 5-point offer made in Geneva last year to support peace in Afghanistan was reiterated by Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of European Commission, during a meeting with the Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in the margins of the Munich Security Conference on Friday.

“High Representative/Vice President Mogherini reiterated the European Union’s concrete 5-point offer made in Geneva last November to support peace in Afghanistan: helping to make the peace process more inclusive; promoting reforms including in the security sector; supporting the reintegration of ex-combatants; having the EU as a guarantor of the peace process; and encouraging cross-border trade, infrastructure and regional connectivity. The EU has been working during these months with the Afghan counterparts to operationalize the five points,” the statement released said.

The statement also added “Federica Mogherini – who discussed the recent developments in Afghanistan also with the US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo this morning in Brussels – held with President Ghani an exchange of views on the need for the creation of an inclusive Afghan negotiation platform, representing Afghanistan’s diverse social and political spectrum.” 

Federica Mogherini and President Ghani confirmed that they would continue working together on all these points.

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