BERLIN (Reuters) – NATO must not jeopardize the peace negotiations for Afghanistan by withdrawing troops prematurely from the war-torn country German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said before a virtual meeting with his NATO colleagues.
« As a NATO partner, we want to ensure that we attach clear conditions to further troop reductions in Afghanistan, » he added on Tuesday.
« In order to achieve what we have achieved so far, we must not take hasty measures, » said Maas.
« For this reason, we urge the Alliance to carefully examine the extent to which the conditions for further withdrawal are met in order to avoid sending the wrong message about the peace process. ”
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