KABUL – Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar had a telephone conversation with the German Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. The two Foreign Ministers had a wide-ranging discussion on bilateral relations and the Afghan peace process, on Friday.
At the onset, Minister Atmar while thanking the German continued support and principle position on the Afghan Peace Process, emphasized that Germany’s role is critical in support of the second round of peace talks in Doha.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas reiterated on Germany’s support for the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process and condemned the ongoing violence and targeted killing. Minister Maas added that the Taliban should meet their commitment and establish a ceasefire immediately.
Both Sides touched on the responsible drawdown of troops from Afghanistan in which the German Foreign Minister assured that it will work with NATO partners for a condition-based drawdown of forces.