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Peace talks to bear no fruit without ceasefire: Govt

Peace talks to bear no fruit without ceasefire: Govt

Jan 18, 2020 - 19:44

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Presidential Palace on Saturday said there was no progress with regard to reduction of violence or ceasefire with the Talibaninfo-icon, saying if the insurgents did not accept truce offer, the peace efforts would yield no results.

Presidential Palace spokesman SediqSidiqi told a press conference in Kabul that ceasefire, long-lasting peace and a peace with dignity were the demands of Afghans and the Afghan government.

He said the Afghan government and people had been demanding truce from the beginning of peace talks, but they received no positive response.

He hoped the Taliban after their consultation with their elders would arrive at peace talks with the Afghan government.

He said, “If the Taliban do not accept the truce suggestion, the peace talks would not be fruitful at all.”

Earlier a day, Sediqi tweeted that “a ceasefire is the only way to lasting peace with dignity, a common demand of the Afghan government and people.”

He said: “Peace is a fundamental priority of the Afghan government, people and their international allies.”

American and Taliban negotiators have discussed the signing of a potential peace agreement, a spokesman for the rebel movement said on Friday.

SuhailShaheen tweeted the two sides were meeting in Qatar for what he called “fruitful discussions” that would go on for several days.

He said Taliban negotiators, led by Mullah Abdul GhaniBaradar, had discussed the issue with their US counterparts on Wednesday as well.

As part of efforts to take the peace process forward, the Taliban leader has agreed to a reduction in violence for seven to 10 days.



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