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Region, world consider Taliban violence unacceptable

Region, world consider Taliban violence unacceptable

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Jul 11, 2020 - 17:39

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) says the region and the worldinfo-icon have expressed their support for the peace process to be led and owned by the Government of Afghanistaninfo-icon.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs held three multilateral meetings to build and strengthen regional and international consensus on the Afghan peace process last week. 

Foreign Ministry spokesman Gran Hewad told a press conference on Saturday that President Ghani had emphasized that both peace and crisis in Afghanistan had tangible implications for the region.

He said Afghanistan wanted to play a positive role in the region and was trying to become a hub for trade and transit in the region.

Hewad added the countries of the region and the world, participating in regional and international forums for peace in Afghanistan, had called the high level of violence by the Talibaninfo-icon as unacceptable and called on the Taliban to end the violence and begin face-to-face talks with the Afghan government.

For peace in Afghanistan, the countries participating in regional and international forums have emphasized the need to safeguard Afghanistan's achievements over the past 19 years and called for their continuation and strengthening of peace talks, he said.

According to him, participants of the mentioned conferences will attend the forthcoming international conference in Geneva.

He said at the trilateral meeting between Afghanistan, China and Pakistaninfo-icon, the two countries reaffirmed their commitment to support the Government of Afghanistan in the ongoing cooperation and peace process.

Hewad said, Pakistan and China welcomed the Afghan government's move to release Taliban prisoners and called on the Taliban to end the violence as soon as possible and begin face-to-face talks with the Afghan government.

Bk /ma

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