Meeting of the State Minister for Peace with Charge d'Affaires of the US Embassy in Kabul
In his office, Sayed Sadat Mansoor Naderi, the State Minister for Peace met with Ross Wilson, Chargé d'Affaires of the US Embassy in Kabul.
During the meeting, the State Minister for Peace, while appreciating the US support for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, said that this support is now more important in the peace process than on the battlefield.
Mr. Naderi said that the State Ministry for Peace is focusing on a non-political mission to provide services to the Afghan people through technical activities, as well as to bridge political gaps.
Referring to the recent consultative meetings of the Negotiating Team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan which was organized by the State Ministry for Peace, he stressed the need to decentralize the peace discourse and expand it to the provinces and districts.
The Chargé d'Affaires of the US Embassy in Kabul also spoke about the involvement of stakeholders in the peace process at the right time, the action beyond the capital, and the expansion of public ownership of the peace process.
Mr. Wilson also discussed the upcoming Geneva Conference and how it can support the Afghanistan peace process.
In this meeting, both sides stated that the high level of violence is unacceptable and could affect the Afghanistan peace negotiations. They stressed that the Geneva Conference should be an opportunity to paint a different picture of Afghanistan's future.