Abdullah slams Taliban for their silence on government’s peace proposal
By Khaama Press - Tue Mar 13 2018, 8:15 am
In his speech during the Council of Ministers meeting in Kabul on Monday, Abdullah condemned the brutal acts and recent attacks by the militant and terrorist groups.
He was particularly pointing towards last Friday’s deadly in Kabul which left several people dead or wounded and said all those who groups which are rejecting the government’s offer for reconciliation and commit atrocities will have their names listed in the black history of the country.
This comes as Abdullah had earlier reiterated the government’s peace offer to Taliban group in a bid to end the ongoing violence through reconciliation.
Speaking during a gathering organized on the eve of International Women’s Day last week, Abdullah said the government is prepared to recognize Taliban as a political group if the group lay down arms, cut ties with the terror groups and networks, and renounce violence.
Abdullah further added that the government is committed to share the details with the public regarding any peace agreement to be reached with the Taliban group as he assured that no deal will be concluded in secret.
However, the Taliban group has so far refrained from participation in direct peace talks with the Afghan government and insists on direct talks with the US.
On the other hand, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells of the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs told reporters last week that President Ghani offered a dignified process during the Kabul Process-II summit.
“This is not a surrender that’s being offered to the Taliban, but a dignified process for reaching a political framework. And again, he emphasized that this is negotiations without preconditions, a process that would lead to a cessation of violence, halt the ties with terrorism, and respect for the Afghanistan constitution,” she added.