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NATO welcomes the announcement of ‘violence reduction’ in Afghanistan

21 Feb 2020 The Khaama Press News Agency

NATO welcomed the announcement of ‘violence reduction’ in Afghanistan which will start from the 12:00 am on Saturday and will last for 7 days as negotiated between the U.S and Taliban delegation.

I welcome today’s announcement that an understanding has been reached on a significant reduction in violence across Afghanistan.

Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General for NATO said in a statement on Friday.

This is a critical test of the Taliban’s willingness and ability to reduce violence, and contribute to peace in good faith, said Stoltenberg.

This could pave the way for negotiations among Afghans, sustainable peace, and ensuring the country is never again a safe haven for terrorists, he added.

NATO Allies have been in Afghanistan since 2001.  NATO currently has 16,000 troops in the country to support the Afghan security forces with training and funding, so that they can create the conditions for peace.

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