The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) responded to the sit-in of the Helmand peace march activists near the mission’s office in Kabul.

The UN mission in Afghanistan issued a short statement online to welcome the sit-in by the peace march activists.

“UN in Afghanistan committed to support Afghan peoples will for the extension of a ceasefire and the beginning of Afghan-led Afghan-owned peace talks to end the war,” the statement said.

The Helmand peace march activists issued a statement on Saturday after the Taliban group failed to respond to their demands regarding peace, despite the group was given three days to respond regarding the ongoing efforts for peace.

The statement further added that the Hemand peace march is an independent movement which has risen from among the people and the activists of the movement walked all the way from Helmand to Kabul, covering almost 700 kilometers, in support of peace.

The Helmand peace march activists have repeatedly shared their demands with the parties involved in the ongoing conflict, the statement, said, adding that their demands were publicly accepted by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and subsequently announced the government’s willingness to extend ceasefire for another one month.

However, the Taliban group has failed to respond to the demands of the nation and have slammed them in the face, the statement added

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