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Ghani Invites Taliban to Join Peace Talks in His Eid Message

(Last Updated On: June 25, 2017)

While delivering his Eid message on Sunday President Ashraf Ghani called on Taliban to join peace process and warned that they don’t have more time.

“Peace is our demand, but conditions are clear,” Ghani said,” I’m clearly telling to the armed groups that you don’t have more time; if you are Afghans make your decision and join peace.”

He warned anti-government groups of consequences, boosting that the Afghan security forces are ready to stand against them in order to eliminate the groups who causes bloodshed.

Ghani further said that the international community, the nation and the consensus of Muslim countries are backing the Kabul government stance while the Taliban group is alone.

In addition, Afghan leader thanked the families of Afghan security forces for sending their sons to defend the country.

The call comes at a time that apparently seems President Ashraf Ghani lacks the support of most of the Afghan politicians. Compare to the past, there were less Jahadi leaders, politicians and even government officials attending the Eid prayer in the Afghan presidential palace.

But the President insisted on proximity between the government and the nation.

“We will soon announce and implement security and economic plans for Kabul, plans that are developed in consultation with Kabul residents,” he added,” consultation with our people are going to be expanded in order to reach national consensus.”

As Ghani calls for peace, the Taliban leader Mullah Hebatullah Akhundzada in his Eid message on Friday rejected any peace talks in the presence of foreign troops and insisted on continuation of the war.

By Farshad Saleh & Hesamuddin Hesam

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