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Ghani vows to strive for peace come what may

Ghani vows to strive for peace come what may

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Aug 15, 2018 - 21:58

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has called `for participation of all people, including womeninfo-icon, in the peace process and reiterated his readiness for talks with the Talibaninfo-icon everywhere.

A statement from the Presidential Palace on Wednesday said the president was addressing a gathering titled “women’s national consensus for peace” at Amani High School.

The president praised women’s consensus on peace and their support for the ceasefire and urged an active role for women in the country’s affairs including the peace process.

The women also passed a resolution, supporting the fatwainfo-icon of local and international ulemainfo-icon regarding peace in Afghanistaninfo-icon.

In their resolution, the women praised security forces and the government for their efforts to achieve peace and condemned Taliban’s continued attacks which resulted in the killing of innocent people.

The president said: “Peace is a national process, its parameters could not be identified without the consensus of women and different other segments of the societyinfo-icon.”

“I will strive for peace even if it costs me my head. We want durable peace in which women are active participants and peace that ensures clear definition of our religious and constitutional laws. Our target is the establishment of peace which could end the 40 years of inherited conflict,” he said.

The president said the contemporary discussion was not between the government and the Taliban, but between the nation and the Taliban.

He termed Ghazni as the capital of Islamic Ummahinfo-icon and added attack on Ghazni was attack on Islamic values and attacks on public property and cultural sites were a crime.

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