In an interview with DPA International Tuesday, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said, peace process is fragile, there is no guarantee of success in Afghanistan, and that NATO will be meeting Biden’s team in February to decide where to stay in the country or withdraw all troops.

Jens said: “Whatever we decide, there is a risk. If we decide to leave, the risk is that we will lose the gains we have made in fighting international terrorism to prevent Afghanistan from becoming a safe haven”.

“Whatever we decide, there is a risk. If we decide to leave, the risk is that we will lose the gains we have made in fighting international terrorism to prevent Afghanistan from becoming a safe haven. If we stay, of course, there is the risk that we will see increased fighting, violence, and that we will remain engaged in a long-term military conflict in Afghanistan”, Jens told DPA international

He added, that the Afghan peace process is “fragile and there is “no guarantee of success, but the ongoing talks in Doha between the Afghan government and Taliban is the only path to peace, and NATO strongly supports those efforts”.

“We will have another meeting in February with the new Biden administration and then make our decisions,” Stoltenberg hinted.

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  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.