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Taliban should demonstrate commitment to peace and stability: Ghani

Taliban should demonstrate commitment to peace and stability: Ghani

Aug 14, 2020 - 16:05


KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has asked the Talibaninfo-icon to show their determination to peace process after the people of Afghanistaninfo-icon fully supported the government peace efforts, a statement said.

The president said this during a video conference arranged by the US Council of Foreign Affairs held on Thursday evening.

Referring to the recently concluded Consultative Loya Jirgainfo-icon, the president said the people of Afghanistan with one voice supported government peace efforts and asked the Taliban to renounce violence and follow a political settlement.

The video conference was attended by former ambassador of the US, renowned journalists and discussed recent development related to Afghanistan, peace process and preparedness of the government negotiating team.

Ghani hoped the consensus developed by the international community would help eradicate conflict in Afghanistan and establish durable peace and development.

The president also discussed transit trade and bilateral traded relationship with India, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and other countries.

Referring to Pakistaninfo-icon, he said: “We have had good discussion with Pakistan leaders. Islamabad could play positive role in regional peace and stability.” The president added peace and stability in Afghanistan would help the economic development of Pakistan.

Referring to the release of 400 Taliban prisoners, Ghani said: “Our main purpose is that there should be peace and violence should end in Afghanistan.”



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