Peace for Afghans means the end of the prolonged violence that has deeply affected their lives for decades – which is why the emphasis is on a ceasefire to create a conducive environment for Afghanistan Reconciliation and peace talks.
Hamdullah Mohib, Afghanistan’s National Security Adviser, on Wednesday at the Raisina Dialogue multilateral conference in New Delhi, said, “peace in our country is a long overdue, and Afghans demand it more than anything else.” The persistent fear that they might be the next target of terrorist attacks has become a common threat.
He further added that a ceasefire is a suitable mechanism to bring everyone, including the government and our enemies around the negotiation table and to take their commitment for sustainable peace in Afghanistan and to maintain their part of a future deal.
Seeking a peaceful resolution to the violent circumstances is not just necessary for Afghanistan, but also plays a vital role in maintaining regional security – and these principles are enshrined in the UN Charter, and they have been the basis of international cooperation for generations.
The Afghan people and government stand ready and firmly engage in peace talks. Therefore, those who refuse to answer this call should prepare to face the full force of the Afghan nation, he said. According to a source close to the peace process, Zalmay Khalilzad, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, is expected to meet Afghan leaders in Kabul once the Taliban finalize their position on the reduction of violence.