President Ashraf Ghani in a video message on Ramadhan reiterated his call on the Taliban to respond to the demand of Afghans for peace and reconciliation which was reflected at the grand council of 3,200 from around the country.
He said that Ramadhan is a month of peace and reconciliation.
“I once again call on the Taliban to respect this holy month and address the demand of Afghans for peace and reconciliation which was reflected at the Grand Consultative Jirga for Peace,” Ghani said.
He said the Jirga delegates presented a roadmap and an action plan for the Afghan government in the form of a resolution. “I want to assure the people that the resolution of the peace Jirga will make a big part of the peace policy of the government.”
He said the Afghan government has accepted the Jirga delegates call and it supports any effort which leads to peace in the country.
An immediate ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban was the main demand of the grand council delegates, which was initially rejected by the Taliban.
Taliban said in a statement that “Jihad” in Ramadhan is more “rewarding” compared with other months of the year.