The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the announcement of ceasefire by the Taliban group.

According to Stoltenberg, the announcement of the ceasefire can be a step towards Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace talks.

Stoltenberg further added that NATO stands with the Afghan people in their efforts for peace and reconciliation.

The Taliban group announced on Saturday announced that the leadership of the group has decided to declared ceasefire during the three days of Eid-ul-Fitr during which no attack will be carried out on Afghan forces.

This comes as President Ghani on Thursday announced a ceasefire with the Taliban group and said no operations will be carried out against the fighters of the group starting from 27th of Ramadan to 5th day of Eid.

President Ghani had also hoped that the Taliban group would observe the ceasefire.