Afghan President Ghani makes offer to Taliban for peace talks

Published February 28, 2018, 1:43 PM

by Roel Tibay

By Reuters

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered recognition of the Taliban as a legitimate political group, as part of a proposed political process that could lead to peace talks aimed at ending more than 16 years of war.

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a panel discussion at Asia Society in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 20, 2017. (REUTERS/Jeenah Moon/MANILA BULLETIN)
Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a panel discussion at Asia Society in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 20, 2017. (REUTERS/Jeenah Moon/MANILA BULLETIN)

 At a meeting on Wednesday of nations involved in the so-called Kabul Process, aimed at building a platform for peace talks, Ghani proposed a ceasefire and a release of prisoners, saying he would be ready to accept a review of the constitution as part of a pact with the Taliban.

 
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