Afghan Gov’t Reacted to Taliban’s Rejection For Ceasefire

The Presidential Palace lambasted Taliban group for persistently rejecting the repeated calls for ceasefire and reduction of violence.

The Presidential spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said the Afghan government positively responded to recommendations for reduction in violence and start of peace talks with Taliban by taking necessary measures including formation of negotiating team for the launch of direct talks and issuance of decree for the release of certain Taliban prisoners.

However, Sediqqi said the recent attacks by Taliban indicate that the group is not only committed to reduce violence but continue their violence against the Afghan people.

He also added that the Taliban group insists on continued war agaisnt the Afghan people despite repeated calls by the Afghan government, Ulemas (religious scholars), Organization of the Islamic Council, the United States, NATO and European Union to declare a ceasefire during the holy month of Ramadan.

The Taliban group had earlier claimed that the interests of the Kabul administration, Afghan government, lies with the continuation of war.

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