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Indonesian President Calls on Taliban to End War

Indonesian President Calls  on Taliban to End War

Jakarta - Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo met CEO Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday and called on the Taliban to end the war, Abdullah’s office said in a statement.
“Indonesia President said that his country supports the Afghan peace process and will continue its efforts over this process,” the statement said.
“Indonesia’s President also said that they want peace in Afghanistan and the region and the holding of the Ulema’s trilateral summit was a step in reaching reconciliation.”
The statement said Widodo has called on the Taliban to join the peace process.
“Indonesia’s President also asked the Taliban and other armed group to renounce violence and to solve their issues; they should choose the reconciliation way,” according to the statement.
“Indonesia’s President also said that building trust between both sides was a basic need for peace. The challenges ahead of the peace process are many but we have to continue to our efforts,” read the statement.
On Wednesday, Abdullah flew out of Kabul for a two-day official visit to Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia.
Abdullah, who is leading a delegation will meet with Indonesian leaders, with the Chambers of Business and Industry and with members of the country’s election commission.
Abdullah was invited by Muhammad Jusuf Kalla, Vice President of Indonesia.
This comes after the Vice President of Indonesia Mohammad Jusuf Kalla reaffirmed his country’s support to the Afghan peace and reconciliation process in a meeting with the Chairman of the High Peace Council Mohammad Karim Khalili in Kabul earlier this year. (Tolo news)