Afghan Government Welcomes Peace Efforts By Its Allies

The Presidential Palace in a statement on Sunday said the Afghan government welcomes peace efforts by its allies and “is committed in working with the US and other allies in bringing sustainable peace in the country.”

The statement said that government is committed to overall peace efforts and cited the current Taliban war and violence against Afghans as the main reason that the US- Taliban peace talks were called off.

The statement further added that Afghan government sees Taliban violence as the main hurdle in the way of peace process.

The Afghan government stresses on the formation of a strong and legitimate government through upcoming presidential election in order to move forward the ongoing peace process with further attention, the statement added.

The remarks come just after US President Donald Trump called off the Afghan peace negotiations.

U.S. President Donald Trump in a series of tweets said that he has called off “secret talks” that were to be held on Sunday at Camp David with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and major Taliban leaders.

Trump added that he called off the talks with the Taliban after the insurgent group admitted to an attack in Kabul that killed 12 people, including one US soldier.

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