Ghani talkingPresident Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said Sunday that Pakistan is engaged in an undeclared war with Afghanistan while commenting Afghan government’s efforts to end the ongoing violence in the country.

He said Afghanistan is in need of reconciliation process in two different phases which includes peace with neighboring Pakistan as the country is engaged in an undeclared war with Afghanistan.

President Ghani made the remarks during a ceremony where Masoom Stanikzai was formally introduced to assume charge as the acting defense minister.

He said the Afghan government and people want a dignified, substantial and endurable peace since the national interests of the country are only guaranteed through a peace achieved with dignity.

He assured the Afghan police, army, members of the intelligence agency and the Afghan people that the government will never compromise with national interests of the country and promised that the reconciliation process would take place within the framework of the Afghan constitution and based on the instructions of Islamic values.

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

The remarks by President Ghani comes as the government of national unity has stepped up efforts to bring the anti-government armed militant groups to negotiation table in a bid to end the ongoing insurgency in the country.

This comes as a delegation of Afghan high peace council met with the Taliban representatives in Qatar earlier this month to hold preliminary talks on peace process.

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