July 28, 2020

Afghan talks back on track as new ceasefire agreed

Kabul (AFP) – Long-delayed peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban appeared back on track Tuesday after President Ashraf Ghani signalled negotiations could start next week and the two foes agreed a three-day ceasefire.The truce would start Friday, marking the first day of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, and continue for the duration of the religious holiday.The Taliban proposed the ceasefire after Ghani described progress in a contentious prisoner exchange that has thrown up numerous hurdles to talks starting.”To demonstrate the government’s commitment to peace, the Islam…

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