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Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of European Commission, met today with Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, in the margins of the Munich Security Conference.
High Representative/Vice President Mogherini reiterated the European Union’s concrete 5-point offer made in Geneva last November to support peace in Afghanistan: helping to make the peace process more inclusive; promoting reforms including in the security sector; supporting the reintegration of ex-combatants; having the EU as a guarantor of the peace process; and encouraging cross-border trade, infrastructure and regional connectivity. The EU has been working during these months with the Afghan counterparts to operationalise the five points.
Federica Mogherini - who discussed the recent developments in Afghanistan also with the US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo this morning in Brussels - held with President Ghani an exchange of views on the need for the creation of an inclusive Afghan negotiation platform, representing Afghanistan's diverse social and political spectrum.
Federica Mogherini and President Ghani confirmed that they would continue working together on all these points.