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Government Calls Ceasefire/Taliban Accept Violence Reduction/Commentary

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Saturday January 18, 2020

Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Ashraf Ghani President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan emphasize that talks, direct negotiations between Taliban and Afghanistan government and ceasefire are the main key mechanisms of peace process.
BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes, President Ghani during meeting with Niels Annen, the German State Minister at the Federal Foreign Office discussed mutual interests, particular Afghanistan peace process the other day.
During the meeting President Ghani called significant peace process led by government of Afghanistan, adding Afghan-led and owned-peace process and peace is the top priority and a milestone of the government and people of Afghanistan, he underlined that dialogue, direct negotiations between government and Taliban and ceasefire are the essential components of peace process.
President Ghani added that Afghan government is working closely with the United States, Germany and other allies to put an end to the four-decade conflict in the country.
During the meeting President Ghani further added that annihilating terrorists safe hideouts, break up Taliban ties with other terrorist groups, fighting against narcotic drug and economic crimes are the other components that paves the way for ensuring peace in Afghanistan, government of Afghanistan is working with the countries in the region to build regional consensus on peace, Ghani added.
Recently, some media reported that Taliban group after several months consultations agreed on seven-day violence reduction in Afghanistan.
Sources said that Taliban political delegations share their decision with American delegations in Doha.
Before that, US delegations asked from Taliban to reduce violence and being prepared for direct negotiations with Afghanistan government.
Already, Taliban leaders called that we are ready to announce long-term ceasefire with US troops in Afghanistan, but the group rejected ceasefire with Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, while Afghanistan government emphasize on ceasefire before starting peace talks, but Taliban considers short-term violence reduction.
Presidential spokesperson, Sediq Seddiqi last week tweeted, “A ceasefire is the Afghan government’s plan for beginning peace negotiations, reduction of violence does not have an accurate meaning in legal and military terms, and it is not practical, by ceasefire, we mean a ceasefire like the one established in the country two years ago, during the Eid days--it had a clear definition.”
Taliban group fears from ceasefire announcement, leaders of the group know that by declaring ceasefire the group will lose its power in US peace negotiations in Doha.
Taliban leaders for their political future and benefits are busy on bargaining with US representatives since a year in Qatar.
Afghans have endured four decades of conflicts and burn in external political games, so reduction violence in a week is a surface discussion and dose not respond the current situation.
Afghanistan people completely and permanently want to end war and violence in the country and demanded from parties involved in conflicts that by considering national interests move toward a permanent and comprehensive peace.
Reaching a durable and dignity peace is possible only by announcing ceasefire and trust on each other.
M.A.Ansari
 

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