Mohammad Haneef Atmar, Afghan Foreign Minister, says, Taliban must agree to a ceasefire if they want to exonerate itself for escalated violence in Afghanistan.

According to Asharq Al-Awsat news, Atmar called on the Taliban to comply with its obligations and prove its good intentions.

Atmar stated that the Afghan government has met its obligations and has “released over 6,000 detainees and met all the demands made by the Taliban.”

“Now the Taliban must prove to the Afghan people and the international community that they are fulfilling the promises and obligations they signed,” AAWSAT quoted Atmar

“The Afghan government sees that a ceasefire agreement would serve as the best evidence of the Taliban not seeking violence and that they are not responsible for the current level of violence in the country,” Atmar stated.

Atmar expressed his optimism about the new administration in the United States and said joint security talks are vital to stability worldwide.

“The US and Afghanistan have common interests, especially in achieving security,” he told Asharq Al-Awsat, adding that Washington has “signed binding agreements in Afghanistan.”

Afghanistan is not interested to be involved in regional conflict, Atmar emphasized.



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