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Afghanistan: Peace Negotiations

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 17th March 2020.

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Photo of Jonathan Edwards Jonathan Edwards Shadow PC Spokesperson (Treasury), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Foreign Intervention), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the ceasefire between coalition forces and the Taliban in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The recent reduction in violence is a welcome respite for Afghans. It is clear that there is no military solution to the conflict.

The US-Taliban agreement is a positive milestone. It is important that talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government start soon to maintain momentum.

The UK is committed to supporting the Afghan people, including through our contribution to NATO Resolute Support Mission.

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