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EU calls for negotiated settlement in Afghanistan after US military pullout

16/04/2021 08:18 AM

BRUSSELS, April 16 -- The European Union (EU) on Thursday called for "firm commitment and constructive engagement by all parties" in the peace talks in Afghanistan, after the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) announced the pullout of their troops from the country.

European Commission spokesperson Nabila Massrali told a daily press briefing that the EU will continue to encourage "a politically negotiated settlement through continued direct talks between the parties," and called for an end to the violence in the country, "which remains unacceptably high", reported Xinhua news agency.

NATO allies on Wednesday agreed to pull out all of their armed forces from Afghanistan after the US announced that all US troops would leave the country by Sept 11.




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