UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reiterated Britain’s support to Afghanistan in its fight against the terror outfit Taliban, as a part of the wider North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) alliance.
In a phone call with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday, PM Boris Johnson also discussed the importance of making progress in peace talks to secure a sovereign, democratic, and united Afghanistan.
The Downing Street spokesperson said, “PM reiterated the UK’s longstanding support for the Afghan government’s fight against the Taliban as part of the NATO coalition. They (PM Johnson and President Ghani) agreed on the importance of making progress in peace talks to secure a sovereign, democratic and united Afghanistan, and to preserve the gains made by civil society and women and girls.”
The conversation between the leaders of the UK and Afghanistan comes in the backdrop of the US-Taliban peace deal by the Joe Biden-led US administration.