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12/1/2020, 1:33 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Peace in Afghanistan key to withdrawing troops - Maas

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas stressed on Tuesday progress in peace negotiations in Afghanistan was a prerequisite for withdrawing the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) troops from that country.

"To safeguard what we have reached so far, we must not take any rash actions," he said. "This is why we call on the alliance to have a very close look at how far the conditions for a further withdrawal have been met to avoid sending a wrong message regarding the peace process."

Maas previously warned against the premature withdrawal of the United States from Afghanistan, saying such a move could endanger peace talks in that country.

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