France is “deeply concerned“By the deterioration of the situation in Afghanistan and”its consequences for the stability of the region», Reacted Tuesday July 6 the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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The Afghan authorities on Tuesday deployed hundreds of pro-government soldiers and militiamen to thwart a vast Taliban offensive in the north, which had forced a thousand Afghan soldiers to take shelter in Tajikistan the day before. This Taliban offensive comes as the US military carried out “more than 90%»Its final withdrawal from Afghanistan, which began in May, almost twenty years after the start of its military intervention, with NATO, in the wake of the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Paris «calls on the parties to the inter-Afghan peace process and in particular the Taliban to resume discussions as soon as possible in order to achieve a political settlement of the conflict and the establishment of a ceasefire“, Urging the Taliban to”respect in particular the commitment they have made to permanently sever their links with international terrorist organizations, such as Al Qaeda and Daesh», Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group.