National Security Adviser, Hamdullah Mohib warns that if the peace process fails before the US and NATO troops pull out of Afghanistan, the country will face a violent civil war.

In a press conference on Saturday, the NSA said that Afghanistan needs peace and a complete ceasefire instead of a reduction in violence.

He called on the Taliban to stop killing Afghans and its time that negotiations should proceed in good faith.

He added that Republic’s peace negotiators have returned to Qatar today to continue peace dialogues with the Taliban.

According to Mohib, the Afghan government will soon send a delegation to the upcoming Turkey summit and preparations for the summit are ongoing.

He advised that from Taliban side, the group’s senior leaders should participate in the summit.

This comes as Zalmay Khalilzad, US special envoy for Afghan reconciliation has left for Turkey and the region to encourage parties to accelerate peace negotiations in a bid to end the conflict, Reuters reported. 
  
“He will engage the two sides (Afghan government and Taliban) on their preparatory efforts for talks on a political settlement that produces a permanent ceasefire and a durable and just peace,” Reuters quoted the State Department.