US Promises to Continue Supporting Peace Process in Afghanistan

US Promises to Continue Supporting Peace Process in Afghanistan

The United States will continue to seek strong regional and international support for the Afghanistan peace process.

UMMATIMES - This was stated by American Homeland Security Adviser Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall on Thursday (16/70, during the C5+1 meeting in Uzbekistan's capital, Tashkent. In addition to the US, foreign ministers from five Central Asian countries -- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan) , Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan -- attended the meeting.

"We will continue to support negotiations to reach a political solution to the Afghan peace they deserve and to build a strong regional and international support base for Afghanistan's future," Sherwood-Randall said.

He noted that C5+1 members can do more by working together than working individually to address issues of common interest, not just Afghanistan.

"We will continue to provide security assistance to the Afghan National Defense Forces, including development and humanitarian assistance. We will continue to take aggressive action against terrorist groups that threaten the United States," said Sherwood-Randall, referring to the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov said the C5+1 format contributed to increasing connectivity in the economic, energy sector and trade between countries.