Online Discussion on Relationship Between Peace, Development, and Security was Held on the Sideline of Geneva Conference
An online discussion on the relationship between peace, development, and security was held with the participation of Sayed Sadat Mansoor Naderi, State Minister for Peace and member of the negotiating team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Hamdullah Mohib, National Security Advisor, Deborah Lyons, UN Special Representative for Afghanistan, and representatives of other organizations including the United Nations, the World Bank, the Aga Khan Foundation and NATO.
Summing up the discussion, Sayed Sadat Mansoor Naderi, State Minister for Peace called the results of the discussions useful and said that the State Ministry for Peace welcomes the launch of such discussions and will try to implement the ideas and suggestions presented in these discussions.
Mr. Naderi said the highlights of today's discussion showed the need for a balanced view of security, development, and peace. He added that we need to focus on development and peace-building innovations and prioritize local conflict resolution, institutionalizing human rights, and reducing long-term violence against civilians. We must also make significant progress in education and economic opportunities, especially for youth.
The State Minister for Peace said that the Afghan security and defense forces need support to fight global terrorism, which is a common war, and we are proud of the last two decades' achievements in this regard.
Regarding the Geneva Conference, he said that the conference not only supports Afghanistan financially but also sends a message to the Afghan people politically and psychologically that the international community has not forgotten them.