EU will not support any armed resistance: Envoy

KABUL (Khaama Press): The European Union Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tomas Niklasson during his visit to Kabul, said that the EU will not support any armed resistance in Afghanistan.
During his week-long visit to Afghanistan, Tomas Niklasson met with senior Taliban officials in Kabul and Kandahar and discussed key issues Afghan people are currently plagued with. Mr. Niklasson also reaffirmed the EU’s continued humanitarian aid and active interactions with the people of Afghanistan.
“The EU will not support any armed resistance in Afghanistan, neither armed resistance nor political resistance to the current system, because the war-torn country has already suffered enough over that past four decades,” Niklasson said.
He further added, our doors remain open to dialogue with the de facto authorities and other Afghans, within the country and abroad, to hopefully contribute to finding solutions and sustainable peace.
Many countries in the region and beyond including Iran, the US, Russia, and Norway have clearly announced that they do not support and resist in Afghanistan, instead hoping for the restoration of sustainable peace in the country.
These statements have been made while the Taliban regime has no major military opposition other than, National Resistance Front and Islamic State Khorasan militants. The NRF resistance does not pose any immediate threats to the Taliban regime, according to political and military experts.
Meanwhile, Haneef Atmar, former Foreign Minister of Afghanistan said in Berlin that without a political agreement with the Taliban to form a government, military resistance against this group is useless.
Atmar emphasized the implementation of the Doha Agreement and the organization ‘Bonn Conference Two’ under the supervision of the UN and all political groups of Afghanistan.
While speaking at the German Institute of Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin, Atmar tried to highlight the resumption of “intra-Afghan dialogues” to solve the security and humanitarian crises and save Afghanistan from going into isolation.