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EU Renews Commitment to Afghanistan’s Stability

EU Renews Commitment to Afghanistan’s Stability

KABUL - The European Union (EU) has renewed its long-term commitment to promoting peace, stability and prosperity in Afghanistan.
The reiteration of the commitment by the EU and its 28 member states came as the EU Council adopted a new strategy for Afghanistan.
The strategy focuses on promoting peace, stability and regional security, reinforcing democracy, the rule of law, human rights, good governance and women's empowerment.
A statement from EU said supporting economic and human development, as well as addressing challenges related to migration, were other focal points of the new policy.
EU High Representative Federica Mogherini said: "The EU has agreed today to adopt a new strategy on Afghanistan, which is based on the Joint Communication published earlier in July.”
She acknowledged Afghan people deserved peace and prosperity. “We have been standing by them and will continue to do so in support of the reform process.
She also pledged EU support for Afghanistan's democratic path, rule of law and human rights and efforts for bringing peace to the country to the benefit of Afghans and the world at large.
“This work towards peace needs to be led by Afghans and owned by Afghans, but the active support of the region and of the international community is crucial. The Afghan people can count on the European Union to accompany this process," Mogherini concluded. (Pajhwok)