The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Olta Xhaçka, and the Minister of Defense, Niko Peleshi, participated in a working meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defense of NATO countries, with the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense of the United States, focusing on recent developments in Afghanistan and the continuation of NATO's Resolute Support mission.
Minister Xhaçka praised the decision of the current US administration, not to withdraw unilaterally from Afghanistan, but to do so in full consultation with NATO countries.
"Albania fully supports the decision proposed by the American friends and is ready to withdraw all its troops from Afghanistan, in accordance with the timeline set by NATO. In this world full of threats, we cannot face alone and I believe that from this moment, the Alliance will emerge stronger and more united, with more goals, energy and ideas, to guarantee our collective security. ", she said.
Chief diplomat Xhaçka and Minister Peleshi assessed that this political process of peace negotiations in Afghanistan will produce a negotiated solution, which will bring lasting peace and full respect for human rights for the people of Afghanistan.