Nation welcomes Taliban’s decision for ceasefire: Abdullah

Tuesday, 12 June 2018 02:57 Written by  Read 7190 times

The Chief Executive of the Unity Government Abdullah Abdullah said that the nation had welcomed the decision by the Taliban group leadership for a ceasefire during the Eid-al-Fitr.
Abdullah reacted at Taliban’s ceasefire announcement as he was speaking during the Council of Ministers meeting in Kabul yesterday.
Welcoming the Taliban announcement regarding the ceasefire, Abdullah said the Afghan people welcome the positive response by the Taliban group.
This comes as President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani had earlier said “We welcome the three days ceasefire announced by the Taliban starting on the first day of Eid. This comes following the bold decision by the Islamic republic of Afghanistan to cease the fight for a period of time,” President Ghani said in a statement.
He also thanked the international partners of Afghanistan, including US, UK, EU and the Islamic Conference and the Afghan people for the support regarding the decision for ceasefire.
The Taliban group announced earlier on Saturday that the leadership of the group had decided to declared ceasefire during the three days of Eid-al-Fitr. According to their statement, during these three days no attack will be carried out on Afghan forces.
Earlier on Thursday last week, President Ghani announced a ceasefire with the Taliban group and said the Afghan forces would not conduct offensive operations against the group from 27th of the holy month of Ramadan until the 5th day of Eid.

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