Ghani calls on Taliban for permanent ceasefire

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Kabul: (Raja Furqan Ahmed) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that the government has removed obstacles on the path to peace, and called on the Taliban for a permanent ceasefire and sit around the negotiating table with the government. In a special video message to the Afghan security forces on the occasion of Afghanistan’s 101st independence anniversary, president Ghani stated that a fair and enduring peace is due to come in the country as the government has made a huge effort to bring peace to Afghanistan. Ghani added: “We have opened the way for a fair peace. In this regard, we have not only shown our will and commitment but also we have taken practical steps toward achieving that, Taliban prisoners release and conveying consultative peace Loya Jirga are notable instances of our efforts.” He further said that Afghan’s yearn for peace in which our youth also engaged in building their country. We will bring a peace that all ethnicities of Afghanistan could live together in peace and security and strive for the excellence and progress of the country.