European Union External Action

Phone calls between the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and the President and Chief Executive of Afghanistan

Bruxelles, 25/08/2016 - 22:04, UNIQUE ID: 160825_02
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The High Representative/Vice-President, Federica Mogherini, spoke yesterday with the Chief Executive of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah, and this morning with the President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani.

The HR/VP expressed to President Ghani her sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims of last night's attack on the American University in Kabul, reiterating the European Union's solidarity with the Afghan authorities in the fight against terrorism.
The High Representative spoke to both the Chief Executive and the President about the urgent need to find a swift, viable and durable solution to current challenges. Political stability remains a prerequisite for progress – for the sake of the country and the Afghan people.

Following their meeting two weeks ago she welcomed the new round of talks announced for later today. She expressed her confidence in the President and the Chief Executive to collectively live up to their commitments and to help maintain important international support.

The HR/VP discussed with the President and with the Chief Executive the upcoming Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, to be held on 4-5 October. The Conference, co-hosted by the European Union, will provide a timely opportunity for the international community and the Afghan National Unity Government to renew their partnership, and to take further steps towards a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan.

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