Taliban | 15 countries appeal to Taliban, appeal to lay down arms in the name of ‘Eid ul Juha’, Foreign missions and NATO issue joint call for Taliban ceasefire
Talks are going on with Taliban in Doha.  |  Photo Credits: AP
- Talks are going on with Taliban for peace in Afghanistan
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- 15 countries of the world asked Taliban to show goodwill on the occasion of Eid
Kabul : Missions of 15 countries in Afghanistan and NATO have appealed to the Taliban to put an end to their aggressive activities and violent conflict. The countries made the appeal to the Taliban hours after a meeting in Doha to enforce a ceasefire in Afghanistan failed. A delegation of Afghan leaders has held talks with the Taliban’s political leadership in Qatar’s capital Doha over the past two days to advance the peace process and put an end to the ongoing conflict, Al Jazeera reported. A statement issued by the Taliban on Sunday made no mention of a halt to the escalating conflict.
15 missions said – Taliban show goodwill by putting weapons
According to the report, referring to Tuesday’s holiday in Afghanistan, representatives of 15 missions and NATO said, “On the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha, the Taliban should put down their weapons as a gesture of goodwill.” In doing so, they can send a message that they are committed to taking the peace process forward. This joint statement was supported by senior representatives from Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, European Union delegations, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States and NATO.
‘Taliban’s stand contrary to its commitment’
“The Taliban’s aggression is in contrast to its position that it seeks a solution to the problem through dialogue,” the joint statement said. According to the statement, ‘Innocent people have been killed in this conflict. People have been targeted and killed. A large number of people have been displaced. Property has been damaged. There have been attacks on the country’s communications and important installations.
Taliban has been doing ceasefire on the occasion of Eid
In the past, the Taliban has been announcing ceasefire on the occasion of Eid, but this time no announcement has been made from its side. The Taliban have taken control of more than 180 districts in the country since the start of the withdrawal of US and NATO forces from Afghanistan. Clashes are going on with Afghan security forces in several provinces.
talks fail in doha
The Taliban say it wants a political solution to the decades-long war in the country. Taliban leaders hold peace talks with a high-level delegation from the Afghan government in Doha. US peace envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad is also in Doha and at a conference in Tashkent last week he expressed hope for a reduction in violence and a three-day ceasefire during Bakrid. But after the failure of the talks, hopes of a political solution to the problem are dimming.
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