“The Secretary informed me about the Taliban’s proposal with regards to bringing a significant and enduring reduction in violence,” Ghani said.
According to the statement, the President emphasized that the government’s primary objective is to end the senseless bloodshed.
“This is a welcoming development and I am pleased that our principal position on peace thus far has begun to yield fruitful results,” Ghani asserted.
“To do so, the Afghan people stand with us with their full consensus and I assure them that their leadership maintains the courage, competence, and the necessary resources to achieve this objective,” he added.
“President Ghani has assured Pompeo that Afghanistan will manage the next steps in a manner that positively supports the overall peace process and will report to the public,” the statement reads.