Qatar Participates in Tashkent High-level Ministerial Conference on Peace in Afghanistan

The State of Qatar has participated in the Tashkent high-level ministerial conference on peace in Afghanistan, which was held in the Uzbek capital today, with the participation of 20 countries active in the Afghan affairs.

Qatar’s delegation to the conference was headed by HE Ambassador Dr. Mutlaq bin Majid Al Qahtani, Special Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Combating Terrorism and Mediation in Dispute Resolution.

Addressing the conference, HE the Special Envoy of the Foreign Minister said that there is no military solution to the crisis in Afghanistan, adding that “the parties must be engaged in direct dialogue without preconditions.”

He stressed the importance of the integration, cooperation and coherence of all international efforts in this regard, warning that the regional crises cast a shadow over the international and regional efforts to achieve peace and stability in Afghanistan and called for the need to resolve these crises and avoid their impact and repercussions on other international and regional institutions and countries of the world, including Afghanistan.

He reiterated Qatar’s continued efforts to find a solution to the crisis and achieve sustainable peace in Afghanistan, and said that the State of Qatar would do its best to facilitate the process of direct negotiations between the Taliban and the Kabul government, with the support of its strategic partners.

HE the Special Envoy thanked all States and the Afghan Government in particular for supporting and blessing Qatari efforts to find a solution to the crisis.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs