President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said negotiations with Pakistan would be more effective than sitting-in for peace talks with the Taliban group.

President Ghani told reporters in Kabul this afternoon that policy of the Afghan government is clear and reiterated his last year’s remarks, saying that Afghanistan is engaged in an undeclared war with Pakistan during the past 14 years.

In regards to his upcoming visit to Pakistan to attend the Heart of Asia summit and share the issue of Afghan peace talks, President Ghani said “We have right to defend from our fundamental rights in every summits or place.”

He also added that the government of Afghanistan will welcome all the Afghans waging war against the country, provided that they accept the national constitution and rights of their fellow countrymen.

President Ghani delivered a similar statement late in the month of May this year, insisting on reconciliation process with Pakistan as the first step to bring peace and stability in the country.

He also added that the ongoing violence has been enforced on Afghanistan and the Afghan people and reiterated that Afghanistan does not favor war.

Pakistan facilitated the first round of direct peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban group in Islamabad this year but the second round of the talks scheduled in July failed with the disclosure of the death of Taliban founder and supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.

Tensions between Kabul and Islamabad also escalated following a series of deadly attacks across the country and capital Kabul as Taliban launched their summer offensive this year, with Afghan officials slamming Islamabad for sheltering the anti-government armed militants in their soil from where they coordinate and execute attacks in Afghanistan.