Govt Optimistic About Peace Talks After Eid Truce – Tolo News

The defense ministry has said that many Taliban members stayed behind in cities after Eid and are likely to join the peace process.

President Ashraf Ghani’s efforts to jump-start the peace talks with the Taliban hit another hurdle this week when the Taliban on Sunday declared their three-day ceasefire over and ordered their fighters to return to the trenches.

However, despite the Taliban’s decision, government is still confident that the peace talks can be restarted.

On Monday, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) said as Taliban left the cities after Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations, many stayed behind and are likely to join the peace process.

This came after Ghani’s unilateral ceasefire was widely hailed by both Afghans and the international community. Following Ghani’s ceasefire announcement, the Taliban followed suit, but instead… Read More on Tolo News