The NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan Ambassador Nicholas Kay has called on Taliban to respect the will of the Afghan people, insisting that the Afghan people want peace and reduction in violence.
He made the remarks during a visit to NATO headquarters in Brussels.
Ambassador Kay further added “The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces that NATO trains, advises and assist are achieving on the battlefield what the Afghan people want, which is peace.”
He also added “And we call upon the Taliban to sit in an intra-Afghan dialogue with fellow Afghans, the Government of Afghanistan as soon as possible and reach a negotiated end to this conflict.”
“The Afghan people demand peace. The Afghan demand reduction in violence. And the Taliban should respect the will of the Afghan people,” he added.
Meanwhile, Ambassador Kay said NATO Allies are working closely with the Government of Afghanistan and the people of Afghanistan to bring about the conditions for a lasting peace.
Ambassador Kay further added “NATO Allies and partners are united and strong and firm in their commitment to continue to support Afghans at this historic moment when they reach out for a lasting peace.”