The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met on the sidelines of Munich Security Conference to hold talks regarding the issues of bilateral interest including peace efforts in Afghanistan.

The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said the two sides held talks regarding reconciliation process led and owned by Afghan government, joint fight against terroris, and role of the regional countries in the fight against terrorism.

The statement further added that Mr. Stoltenberg reiterated the cooperation of the NATO member countires to Afghanistan.

He also reiterated the alliance’s support to the process led and owned by the Afghan government and added that it would be impossible to achieve peace through a process which is not led and owned by the government of Afghanistan, according to ARG Palace statement.

In his turn, President Ghani thanked NATO and the member countries of the alliance for their support to Afghanistan and added that a consultative Loya Jirga (Grand Council) would be convened in the near future where the representatives of all provinces would have detailed discussions regarding peace process.