Ghani, Blinken condemn Taliban assaults, agree to hurry up peace course of

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in a cellphone name on Tuesday agreed on the necessity to velocity up Afghan peace talks and condemned ongoing assaults by the Taliban, the US State Department mentioned.

In an announcement outlining the dialogue, State Department spokesman Ned Price mentioned Blinken reiterated the “strong and enduring US commitment to Afghanistan”.

Blinken additionally took to Twitter to share particulars of his telephonic dialog with the Afghan president.

He mentioned he reiterated the robust and enduring US dedication to Afghanistan. “We discussed the need to accelerate peace negotiations toward an inclusive political settlement that respects the rights of all Afghans, including women and girls,” he added.

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The political settlement, in line with the State Department’s assertion, should additionally permit the Afghan folks to have a say in selecting their leaders, and prevents Afghan soil from getting used to threaten the United States and its allies and companions.

Both leaders, it mentioned, condemned the continued Taliban assaults, which present little regard for human life and human rights, and deplored the lack of harmless Afghan lives and displacement of the civilian inhabitants. 

Secretary Blinken and President Ghani pledged to stay in shut contact going ahead, it added.

The cellphone discuss befell a day after Ghani informed a unprecedented joint session of the parliament a brand new safety plan backed by the US and worldwide neighborhood would carry the Taliban to their knees in six months.

The Afghan president directed the nation’s Interior and Defence Ministries in addition to secret service NDS (National Directorate of Security) to expedite efforts to strengthen and streamline public rebellion forces towards the advancing Taliban.

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Ghani additionally issued a stern warning to the Taliban to both have interaction in a significant dialogue for peace or face final defeat on the battlefield.

The Taliban nevertheless had been fast to reject remarks of the Afghan president.

In an announcement, the group mentioned: “Ashraf Ghani’s statements were all ‘nonsense’, he was trying to control his bad situation and mistakes. The nation has decided to prosecute national traitors and bring them to justice. Declarations of war, accusations and misrepresentation cannot prolong life. His (Ghani’s) time is over.”

Last week the group expressed its apprehensions concerning President Ghani’s earlier remarks on bringing peace and order within the coming six months.

(With enter from Reuters)

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