United States urges all parties to the Afghan conflict to reach a negotiated settlement

Arguing that a “peaceful and stable” Afghanistan is in the interests of all its neighboring countries in the region, the United States on Thursday urged all parties involved in the Afghan conflict to reach a negotiated political settlement and a ceasefire. -permanent and global fire.

When asked if the United States is encouraging India to engage in talks with the Taliban, the US State Department said Washington continues to galvanize and support the diplomatic process towards peace in Afghanistan.

“A peaceful and stable Afghanistan is in the interests of all of Afghanistan’s neighbors and the countries of the region. Regional consensus and support for an Afghan-led and controlled peace process are important for lasting peace, ”a State Department spokesperson told ANI.

“We continue to do our utmost to galvanize and support the diplomatic process towards peace. Together with the international community, we urge all parties to reach a negotiated political settlement and a permanent and comprehensive ceasefire,” he said. added the spokesperson.

In recent weeks, Afghanistan has seen an upsurge in violence as the Taliban stepped up its offensive against Afghan civilians and security forces with the complete withdrawal of foreign forces within weeks.

Last week, the Afghan government said the collapse of major dry ports had disrupted exports and imports, imposing negative impacts on the country’s economic activities.

Recently, the Taliban claimed to have captured the main border post with Pakistan in southern Kandahar province. As the Taliban advance and take control of more and more territory, Pakistan has been accused of providing backing to backing.

Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh on Thursday claimed Pakistan was providing air support to the Taliban and threatened to retaliate if Afghan forces attempted to retake the Spin Boldak border area.

The spokesperson for the US State Department did not comment on Saleh’s allegations.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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