Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Ghani Ready for Negotiations with Taliban Anywhere

Ghani Ready for Negotiations with Taliban Anywhere

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has once again reiterated his willingness to talk peace with the Taliban anywhere they wanted and accept their legitimate demands.
Ghani’s reiterated his stance on peace talks during a meeting with High Peace Council (HPC) and Afghanistan Ulema Council leaders on Tuesday evening.
He commended the HPC for preparing a clear roadmap for peace and said the entire nation stood united in raising its voice for peace. There was greater unanimity on the issue than ever before, he claimed.
“We announced ceasefire following a fatwa from Afghan Ulema, who are respectable for us. We welcome their calls and enforce their direction,” he said, adding the fatwa represented the nation’s will.
“The ceasefire we announced from the 27th of Ramadan continued beyond EidulFitr and gave people happiness. It spurred hopes and showed this great nation remains proud of its identity and Islam,” he remarked.
The president thanked the nation for sharing its happiness with the Taliban during the ceasefire. Afghanistan is a country known for consultations and consensus, ,Ghani added.
Accepting peace is Allah’s order and shows respect for people’s aspirations and national interests, according to him. He asked the people to share their suggestions with HPC and the Presidential Palace.
Ghani remarked peace could not come about in darkness but was achievable in daylight and with efforts from all Afghans.
He once again told the Taliban he was ready for talks in any part of Afghanistan and the militant group should also show its readiness for negotiations.
Ghani said there was complete consensus on peace and ceasefire in Afghanistan at national, regional and international levels. The Eid truce was enforced well, he concluded. (Pajhwok)