June 14, 2021 (TDI): European Union (EU) Ambassador to Pakistan Androulla Kamara took to her official Twitter account and shared the news of the EU Special Envoy to Afghanistan, Tomas Niklasson’s visit to Pakistan.
Tomas Niklasson in his recent interviews reaffirmed to continue to support Afghan people in the time of turmoil and instability that the country is experiencing as the international troops withdraw from the country. He is also an advocate of peace talks.
He said previously that violence must end in Afghanistan and peace talks should move further. In addition to that, he appreciated the efforts undertaken by the Pakistani government to restore peace and stability in the war-torn country.
In a statement issued by the Pakistan chapter of the EU, Niklasson reiterated the support for Pakistan’s aid ventures for Afghanistan as well as the country itself. He said that the EU supports an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process that will involve all the stakeholders.
This is the only way forward to ensure lasting peace in the country that is presently facing the threat of a humanitarian crisis.
Restoration of peace in Afghanistan
According to the EU Envoy, the peace of Afghanistan is intricately linked with the socio-economic development of the country. Consequently, it will strengthen regional connectivity and integration in the long run.
Furthermore, Tomas Niklasson underscored that the meeting highlighted the stance of Pakistan as well as the EU with regards to the Afghanistan situation. Both believe that the only solution for Afghanistan is a political settlement through inclusive dialogue.