We, the Ambassadors of the EU and the Member States present in Kabul, and the Ambassador of Norway, met this afternoon with HE President Ashraf Ghani at his invitation.
We underlined the strong support provided by the EU and Norway to the institutions of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and our commitment to contribute to improving the wellbeing of the people of Afghanistan, including through our development assistance and our role in the peace process.
We conveyed our concerns regarding the challenges faced by Afghanistan due to the combination of the still on-going political crisis, the increase in violence and the imminent threat posed by the spread of Covid-19 in the country.
We emphasised that a solution to the current political stalemate must be found without delay between all parties involved. The new circumstances created by the Covid-19 pandemic make resolving the situation an even more urgent obligation.