Ghani says ‘will never make peace with regional and international terrorists’

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President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said the Afghan government will never make peace with the regional and international terrorists.

During a meeting in ARG Presidential Palace to discuss security and Afghan peace process, President Ghani said Afghanistan has proved sincerity to the world and the world strongly stands with Afghanistan today.

The meeting was attended by lawmakers from the Lower House of the Parliament (Wolesi Jirga), Upper House of the Parliament (Meshrano Jirga), cabinet member, and security authorities.

The main focus of the meeting was to consult regarding the security situation of the country which has rapidly deteriorated during the recent months.

The ongoing efforts to revive peace process with the anti-government armed militant groups was also on agenda of the meeting.

President Ghanis thanked the lawmakers in Lower and Upper Houses of the Parliament for their support to the Afghan security and defense forces.

The Deputy House Speaker in Lower House of the Parliament, Zahir Qadir, said Monday lawmakers from both the houses will present their suggestions and plans regarding peace process during the meeting.

This comes as the Taliban group has rejected to participate in peace talks with the Afghan government despite efforts by Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG).

The group consisting of Afghanistan, Pakistan, United States and China representatives called on militant groups to join peace talks in a bid to end the violence through reconciliation process. -KP

THE PASHTUN TIMES

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