5th Ministerial Conference of the Istanbul Process (Islamabad, December 10, 2015)
France welcomes the holding yesterday in Islamabad of the 5th Ministerial Conference of the Istanbul Process, which aims to involve Afghanistan’s neighbors in the country’s stabilization and development.
France also welcomes the determination of the Afghan authorities to resume inter-Afghan dialogue.
We condemn the attack carried out on Tuesday evening by the Taliban against Kandahar Airport, which killed several dozen people. We extend our condolences to the victims’ families and assure Afghanistan of our solidarity.
These criminal acts must not jeopardize the resumption of dialogue, which is essential in order to enable Afghanistan to return to stability and development.