TOLOnews 10pm News 09 December 2019
President Ashraf Ghani on Monday addressed the eighth ministerial conference of the “Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process” in Turkey and emphasized the need for a political solution to the conflict in Afghanistan and stressed the need for an international and regional consensus for peace.
He said the main goal is to put an end to 40 years of violence by ensuring that not only the conflict ends but to secure guarantees for its non-repetition.
Sources close to the Doha talks said the United States and the Taliban negotiators—on their third day of negotiations--have yet to agree on the terms of a reduction of violence, ceasefire and intra-Afghan negotiations.
Sources said the Taliban consider agreement on a ceasefire a premature decision and that they have only agreed on signing the agreement with the US. Also, the sources said that based on this agreement, if signed, the Taliban will agree not to attack US bases within a distance of 10 kilometers.