Today’s second meeting of the Kabul Process for Peace & Security Cooperation is an important step towards peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan. The European Union commends all those that made this conference possible, the Afghan government itself as well as all the participants, Afghans, regional actors, and international partners.
The Afghan Government has put forward an important and welcome offer for peace to the Taliban. We now expect that this offer will lead towards the establishment of a genuine peace process, and that a further meeting of the Kabul Process will, in a near future, look at the progress made, on peace and on shared measures to counter terrorism, inside Afghanistan and in a regional perspective.
The European Union fully supports an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned peace process that will bring all Afghans together and pave the way to a better future for Afghanistan and to the whole region, and is ready to accompany this process.