• publish: 1 March 2020
  • time: 11:09 am
  • category: Politics
  • No: 12571
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A day after the Taliban signed a peace deal with the US

Ghani: release of 5000 Taliban prisoners, not a commitment

The release of the militants cannot be considered a pre-condition, rather it “can be part of the negotiations,” Ghani said on Sunday.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that releasing up to 5,000 Taliban prisoners cannot be considered a pre-condition of peace talks. His statement comes a day after the Taliban signed a peace deal with the US.

The release of the militants cannot be considered a pre-condition, rather it “can be part of the negotiations,” Ghani said on Sunday.

The Afghan leader confirmed that the US is facilitating the prisoners’ release but it is ultimately up to Kabul to “decide on it.”

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