Taliban offer: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani seeks talks

Taliban offer: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani seeks talks
 

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has offered peace talks "without preconditions" to the Taliban after 16 years of war.
Speaking at a peace conference in Kabul, he proposed measures including a ceasefire and prisoner swaps.
In return the Taliban would need to recognise the Afghan government and respect the rule of law.
Previous peace talks offers have not stopped attacks by the Taliban, who have yet to respond to the offer.
A Taliban spokesman told the BBC Afghan service they were waiting for reaction from their leadership.
On Monday the militants said they were prepared to enter... read more

 
28 February 2018 in World News, Views: 38
Source: BBC
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