NATO foreign ministers have issued a joint statement saying they will not allow any terrorist threat.
“We are united in our deep concern over the grave events in Afghanistan and call for an immediate end to the violence. We also express deep concern over reports of serious human rights violations and attacks across Afghanistan. We call for the observance of human rights and international humanitarian law, international norms and standards in all circumstances…
We call on all parties in Afghanistan to work in good faith to form an inclusive and representative government, including with the significant participation of women and minority groups.”
“In the current situation, NATO has stopped all assistance to the Afghan government. Any future government of Afghanistan must fulfill its international obligations to Afghanistan; Protect the human rights of all Afghans, especially women, children and minorities; Protection of the rule of law; Allow unhindered humanitarian access; And to ensure that Afghanistan never again becomes a haven for terrorists. We will not allow any terrorists to threaten us. We remain committed to the fight against terrorism with unwavering solidarity.”
“We honor the service and sacrifice of all those who have worked tirelessly for the past twenty years to bring about a better future for Afghanistan. “We will discuss our involvement in Afghanistan together and learn the necessary lessons,” the statement said.