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Afghan President Invites Taliban to Join Peace Process

KABUL: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has offered Afghan Taliban to join the peace process initiative to end the decades-long war in the region.

The initiative was made on Wednesday morning during the Kabul Process meeting where Ghani made a number of offers to the Taliban in a solid gesture of reconciliation.

According to TOLONews, the president wants Taliban to agree upon the peace process and a ceasefire.

“The Afghan government must be accepting and we will also work on the list of freeing Taliban prisoners”, he said.

Ghani also offered to lift sanctions from Taliban and offered issuance of passports to their families and make an office for them even in Kabul.

Ghani also called on Pakistan to hold talks government to government and said: “We will be ready to starts talks with Pakistan and forget the past and start a new chapter.”

Ghani sent a strong message to the Taliban however and said today peace is in their hands. He called on the group to accept the offer and to join the peace process and together with Afghanistan “save the country”.

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