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NATO’s FM’s statement on Afghanistan


Brussels, 21 August 2021- (TDI): The Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Jens Stoltenberg convened a virtual meeting of the Foreign Minister of member states yesterday. The meeting was held to discuss the current Afghan humanitarian plight and leadership void. The NATO Secretary-General stated that the Afghan situation is serious and unpredictable and that the officials in power must ensure that the stability of the state.

A statement was released by the NATO Foreign Ministers where it was stated that the NATO partners “call for an immediate end to the violence” and that they affirm their “commitment to the statement released by the UN Security Council on August 16 and call for the adherence to international norms and standards on Human rights.” The statement further read that the present task is now to safely evacuate the citizens whether Afghan or of different nationalities to provide them all with safe haven in different regions of the world.

As NATO suspends all kinds of support to the Afghan authorities, it stresses that “Any future Afghan government must adhere to Afghanistan’s international obligations; safeguard the human rights of all Afghans, particularly women, children, and minorities.”

The Afghan people deserve the due right “to live in safety, security, and dignity”. NATO stands by the people who worked for the economic, political, and social achievements in the past 20 years and will continue to support and work for a stable and prosperous Afghanistan for regional stability. Furthermore, it said that those who worked for the better future of Afghanistan will not be forgotten. NATO will continue to fight terrorism and extremism and will “address the critical questions facing Afghanistan and the region.” See More here.




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