The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the Afghan Taliban need to demonstrate real willingness to make real compromises for the resumption of peace talks.

Speaking to reporters after the conclusion of the meeting on Afghanistan in Brussels, Stoltenberg said the alliance discussed propsects for peace in Afghansitan.

Stoltenberg further added “NATO supported the peace talks earlier this year. And I would welcome them being resumed.”

However, he said “But in order to make that possible, the Taliban need to demonstrate real willingness to make real compromises to reach a credible peace deal.”

This comes as the U.S. President Donald Trump called off peace talks with Taliban last month following a series of deadly attacks in Kabul which killed several people including an American soldier.

The Taliban group claimed responsibility for the attacks amid ongoing peace talks with the U.S. representatives with reduction in violence being one of the key topics of the talks.