In an official statement released on Tuesday, the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office affirmed its stance against the use of British territory by any individuals, including Afghan nationals, for purposes such as planning, recruitment for, incitement of, or financing of terrorism in Afghanistan.
The statement also emphasized that seeking political change through violent means is not supported.
“We unequivocally discourage any such activities. Any attempt to achieve political change through armed violence or the encouragement of violence that constitutes an offense under UK law may be subject to investigation,” the statement declared.
Furthermore, the statement made it clear that violence, in any form, is not in the best interests of Afghanistan or the international community, and it strongly condemned all forms of violent attacks.
The statement emphasized that, to promote peace, stability, and provide essential humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people, as well as address shared security concerns, there is no viable alternative to engaging in pragmatic dialogue with the current administration in Afghanistan. This approach aligns with the ongoing efforts of the United Kingdom.