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Accord – Incremental peace in Afghanistan – Conciliation Resources

A radical new approach is needed in Afghanistan to build peace step-by-step. There needs to be a move beyond peace rhetoric, through a progressive, step-by-step process towards a political settlement which builds stability, confidence and legitimacy over time. The short-term objective More »

Afghanistan-Pakistan Finalize Joint Action Plan for Peace - Tolo News

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Tuesday said that diplomats from Afghanistan and Pakistan have wrapped up their fourth meeting in Islamabad on the joint action plan between the More »

 

Some encouraging developments – Pakistan Observer

THE confirmed killing of Mullah Fazlullah in a US drone attack in Kunar province is indeed a very significant development which not only corroborates Pakistani claims of the presence of TTP leadership and its operative in Afghanistan from where they have been planning and executing acts of terrorism within Pakistan but also marks the beginning of a new phase of cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan as well as the US in regards to dealing with the threat of terrorism collectively. Fazlullah was known as the most barbaric Taliban leaders who succeeded Hakimullah Mehsud in 2013 after he was also killed in a drone attack.
It is pertinent to point out that Pakistan has been making earnest efforts to bring peace in Afghanistan and taking the fight against terrorists to its logical end collectively but the relations between the two countries have …. Read More on Pakistan Observer

China supports Afghan gov’t’s decision to extend ceasefire with Taliban – Geo TV

Afghan President on Sunday extended a ceasefire with Taliban for 10 days/ file photo

BEIJING: The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday appreciated Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s statement of a ceasefire with the Taliban and welcomed his efforts to promote peace in the country.

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang said China appreciates the Afghan government’s efforts to promote peace in Afghanistan and welcomes the Afghan government’s announcement of an extension of the ceasefire.

China calls on all the parties in the conflict in Afghanistan to achieve domestic reconciliation and peace through dialogue and … Read More on Geo TV

China Calls Upon All Parties To Afghan Conflict To Achieve Peace Through Political Dialogue – Urdu Point 

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson while welcoming the Afghan government’s announcement to extend the ceasefire and offer of talks with Taliban, Tuesday called upon all parties in the Afghanistan conflict to achieve domestic reconciliation and peace through dialogue and political negotiations.

BEIJING, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app – 19th Jun, 2018 ) :A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson while welcoming the Afghan government’s announcement to extend the ceasefire and offer of talks with Taliban, Tuesday called upon all parties in the Afghanistan conflict to achieve domestic reconciliation and peace through dialogue and political negotiations.

“China appreciates the Afghan government’s efforts to promote peace in Afghanistan and welcomes its announcement of an extension of the ceasefire. It calls on all parties in the Afghan conflict to achieve domestic reconciliation and peace through …. Read More on Urdu Point 

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

Afghanistan peace marchers reach Kabul, ‘tired of war’ – DW.com

Dozens of war-weary Afghans took part in the near 700-kilometer trek across the country. The peaceful protest was launched after a deadly car bombing in Helmand in March and ended amid fresh Taliban attacks.

The protesters, who mainly walked during the fasting month of Ramadan, arrived exhausted and weary in the Afghan capital Kabul, after walking nearly 700 kilometers (430 miles) across the country, calling “we want peace!” and “stop fighting!”

“We want our people to stay united for peace and get rid of this misery for the next generation,” Mohammad Naikzad, one of the marchers, told Afghanistan’s Tolo News network.

“I am calling on both sides – the government and the Taliban – for God’s sake… find a way for peace and … Read More on DW.com

Feature: Ceasefire in Afghanistan raises hopes towards achieving lasting peace – Xinhua Net

KABUL, June 15 (Xinhua) — “We have offered our Eidul Fitr prayers in a peaceful environment today and I am hopeful that the brief ceasefire between the government and the Taliban would turn into a permanent one and finally a lasting peace in the country,” whispered a Kabul resident, Azimullah.

Azimullah, in his 50s, said happily that over the past three decades “this is the first time that the warring sides in Afghanistan observed truce during Eid festival,” allowing people to perform Eid prayers free of fears.

The Afghan government announced a seven-day ceasefire on June 7, which came into effect from June 12 or Ramadan 27, to encourage Taliban outfit to support the national reconciliation …. Read More on Xinhua Net

Bajwa visits Kabul amid new peace push – The Nation

ISLAMABAD – Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday hoped that the peace initiatives and truce reached between the Afghanistan government and Taliban for the holy month of Ramazan would gain permanence, ultimately lead to enduring peace in the country.

During his day-long visit to Kabul, the army chief congratulated Afghan authorities on the recent peace initiatives especially the ceasefire truce leading up to Eidul Fitr.

“During the visit, the COAS had exclusive one-on-one meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani followed by delegation-level discussions. He also had meetings with Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and Commander Resolute Support Mission (RSM) General John Nicholson,” said a press release issued …. Read More on The Nation 

In Afghanistan, ceasefires will amount to little in a war that has raged for years – The Defense Post

Afghanistan’s temporary ceasefire is better than none, but likely represents little more than a brief interlude in a war poised to continue for many years