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Statement from Resolute Support Mission on the Afghan Government's Cease-fire Extention

NATO Resolute Support Mission

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NATO-led Resolute Support and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan support the announcement, June 16, by H.E. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani for an extension of the cease-fire with the Taliban and his offer to begin peace talks.

 

As U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, “We support President Ghani’s offer to extend the cease-fire and begin peace talks.  As President Ghani emphasized in his statement to the Afghan people, peace talks by necessity would include a discussion of the role of international actors and forces.  The United States is prepared to support, facilitate and participate in these discussions.”

 

The cease-fire is with the Taliban and does not include U.S. counterterrorism efforts against ISIS-K, Al-Qaeda, and other regional and international terrorist groups.

 

For more information, email Resolute Support at pressoffice@hq.rs.nato.int, or via telephone at +93 (0)70-013-2114; after hours (2030-0830 AFT) at +93 (0)70-797-1096.

Resolute Support Statement