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Turkey assures Afghanistan of Pakistan’s continued support for peace efforts

June 19, 2021
Turkey assures Afghanistan of Pakistan’s continued support for peace efforts

KABUL: Turkey has assured Afghanistan that it would take steps to secure peace in the war-torn country, including by ensuring support from Pakistan for the reconciliation process, Afghan authorities have said.

Turkey’s Ambassador to Kabul Cihad Erginay called on Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar on Thursday morning, according to a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry.

For his part, Erginay spoke of Turkey’s cooperation with Afghanistan in various fields in the light of the recent NATO summit declaration on the continuation of support after the ongoing withdrawal of NATO-led international forces from the country, it added.

According to the statement, Erginay assured Ankara’s continued support and clarified that Turkey’s armed forces would withdraw from Afghanistan to achieve lasting peace and stability.The Turkish government is working to attract the support of regional countries, especially Pakistan, to achieve lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan, it added.