UNSC urges Taliban to reciprocate Afghan govt’s ceasefire offer

The UN Security Council has urged the Taliban to reciprocate the Afghan government’s ceasefire offer.

The Taliban announced on Saturday a three-day truce for Eid al-Fitr, in an apparent reply to ceasefire announced by the Afghan government for nine days.

Security Council members further urged the militant group to accept Kabul’s offer in February of direct talks “without any preconditions and without the threat of violence” aimed at ending the conflict.

Council members in a statement has reiterated the importance of an inclusive Afghan-led and -owned peace process for the long-term prosperity and stability of Afghanistan and expressed their full support for the Afghan Government’s efforts to that end.

Source: Radio Pakistan