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Recent developments to benefit peace process: Ghani

Recent developments to benefit peace process: Ghani

Aug 03, 2015 - 20:43

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Monday termed recent developments, including the death of Talibaninfo-icon’s supreme leader Mullahinfo-icon Mohammad Omar, as an opportunity for a better tomorrow and the end of a bloody period of time.

The president expressed this optimism while talking to government officials and media professionals through a video link from Germany, where he recently underwent foot surgery.

In response to a question about the recent developments, the president said he had discussed them with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the chief of the armed forces.

Being a neighbor, he said, it Pakistaninfo-icon’s responsibility to help the Afghan government end the decade-long conflict in Afghanistaninfo-icon by eliminating terrorist sanctuaries in their side of the border.

The president said it was the premier Afghan spy service that first disclosed the death of Mullah Omar and was later approved by the Taliban.

About the peace process, Ghani said the insurgents should resolve their internal issue through dialogue because a new area for peace stability had began in the region.

He said terrorism was a regional threat and could not be tackled alone, adding that the issue had been raised with worldinfo-icon leaders during recent summits in Ufa, Russia.

“Our main purpose is the establishment of durable peace because both Afghanistan and Pakistan have been suffering from this menace for the past 14 years.” The president said his foot surgery had been successful and his healthinfo-icon condition was improving.




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