The government of Afghanistan has once again reiterated its stance of the ceasefire in the peace talks and termed it an important constituent to facilitate the intra-Afghan talks for reaching a sustainable peace in the war-hit country.
Briefing newsmen on Saturday, Presidential Spokesman Seddiq Seddiqi said that without a truce no durable peace achievable. “Efforts to end the war will not yield fruits if the Taliban ignore the demand of ceasefire,” the spokesman said, adding a ceasefire is stipulate of Afghan people and the government.
The US and Taliban have resumed peace talks in Doha, the capital city of Qatar after a month-long-break. In a statement issued by the Taliban, the group did not mention a single word about the ceasefire or reduction of violence. However, sources privy to the Taliban said the group has offered a 10-day ceasefire to the US and will observe during the signing ceremony of the peace deal.
Likely discussions over violence reduction being held between US-Taliban negotiating teams but it has been remaining vague from the very beginning, Seddiqi said. “We want to a complete end to the violence that can be ensured through ceasefire only.”
He hoped that the Taliban accept a truce and enter direct talks with the government of Afghanistan for reaching a durable and dignified peace.
The call for a ceasefire has came come while talks between the United States and the Taliban have been resumed in Doha to find a political settlement to the Afghan conflict and also ending the American’s longest war.
After a month-long break, the peace talks have resumed in Qatar, where discussions were all about the signing of the agreement and ceremonial preparation.