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Abdullah reiterate government’s peace offer to Taliban

The Chief Executive of the Government of National Unity Abdullah Abdullah reiterated the government’s peace offer to Taliban group in a bid to end the ongoing violence through reconciliation.
Abdullah reiterate government’s peace offer to Taliban
AVA- Speaking during a gathering organized on the eve of International Women’s Day, Abdullah said the government is prepared to recognize Taliban as a political group.
However, he said the group must first lay down arms, cut ties with the terror groups and networks, and renounce violence.
Abdullah further added that the government is committed to share the details with the public regarding any peace agreement to be reached with the Taliban group as he assured that no deal will be concluded in secret.
This comes as the Taliban group has so far refrained from participation in direct peace talks with the Afghan government and insists on direct talks with the US.
In the meantime, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells of the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs told reporters on Monday that President Ghani offered a dignified process during the Kabul Process-II summit.
“This is not a surrender that’s being offered to the Taliban, but a dignified process for reaching a political framework. And again, he emphasized that this is negotiations without preconditions, a process that would lead to a cessation of violence, halt the ties with terrorism, and respect for the Afghanistan constitution,” she added.
 
Source : Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)
Thursday 8 March 2018 12:02
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