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FCO statement on the conclusion of intra-Afghan dialogue in Doha
Afghanistan talks in Doha, which concluded on 8 July, are an ‘important and positive step in peace efforts’.
An FCO spokesperson yesterday said:
The intra-Afghan dialogue is an important and positive step in Afghan peace efforts. Crucially the dialogue in Doha, facilitated by Germany and Qatar, included Taliban members and representatives of the Afghanistan government, in a personal capacity, to discuss the future of Afghanistan.
The concluding resolution provides building blocks for future negotiations that we hope will form the basis of a peace process. We particularly welcome their broad and inclusive nature, which included women, minorities and civil society groups.
There is a long way to go but the commitments to reduce violence and avoid civilian casualties can help pave the way towards future common ground.
After decades of conflict, it is clear that the people of Afghanistan need, and want, peace. The UK has been clear that only an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned political settlement will enable the country to thrive and prosper.
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