To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to Answer of 17 May 2021 to Question 2404, whether the Government (a) remains committed to supporting Afghanistan on its path to a more peaceful and positive future, (b) maintains the position that only a negotiated and inclusive settlement will bring sustainable peace and (c) is continuing to make clear to all sides that any political settlement must protect the progress made in that country, including the protection of rights for women and minority groups.
Nigel Adams Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Minister without Portfolio)
This question was answered on 10th September 2021
We stand with the people of Afghanistan to support a more stable, peaceful future for the country. The UK will continue to exert all diplomatic and other efforts to achieve this. Our goal is to establish an inclusive political process in Afghanistan to create a country that works for all its people. The Prime Minister and G7 leaders are working to ensure that the international community is working together to ensure a stable future for Afghanistan. The UK led work on the recent UN Security Council resolution, demonstrating our commitment to holding the Taliban to account on human rights, humanitarian access, safe passage and preventing terrorism.