Pakistan today expressed support for peace efforts in Afghanistan, hours after the Taliban announced its first ceasefire in the war-torn country in nearly 17 years.
On Thursday, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani offered a temporary ceasefire with the Taliban for Eid.It is the first time since the 2001 US invasion that the Taliban militants have declared a ceasefire in Afghanistan. The Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) issued a statement after the Taliban announced temporary ceasefire for days around Eid.
The statement said Pakistan wishes to reiterate its support of recent peace initiatives in Afghanistan. It said Pakistan particularly supports all Afghan-owned and Afghan-led efforts aimed at bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan.