Nicholas Kay, the NATO Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan, and Pierre Mayaudon, Ambassador and Head of the European Union Delegation in Afghanistan, in separate messages on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan have expressed hopes that Ramadan will mark an end to the ongoing war and violence in Afghanistan.
“As Muslims here in Afghanistan and around the world prepare to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, I send my best wishes and greetings to all. My wish this Ramadan is that everyone will enjoy a peaceful Ramadan. I hope there will be an end to the fighting so that Muslims in Afghanistan can enjoy peace in this holy month,” said Nicolas Kay in a video message on Thursday.
“I hope that for all of you (Afghans), Ramadan is going to be a moment of eternal well-being, national unity and peace,” said Pierre Mayaudon, Ambassador and Head of European Union Delegation in Afghanistan.
This comes as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday appealed to the Taliban for a ceasefire, citing the special conditions of the countrywide spread of the coronavirus.