Afghanistan may extend ceasefire

Kabul, June 20: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has said the government is prepared to extend the ceasefire for one year if the Taliban leadership is ready for a three-day ceasefire extension, the media reported. Ghani made the remarks during a meeting with members of a Helmand peace convoy who arrived in Kabul on Tuesday, Khaama Press reported on Wednesday. He also emphasised that the government announced the ceasefire based on the ‘fatwa’ of the religious clerics which reflected the will of the entire nation.

Ghani said the Taliban group should believe in intra-Afghan talks and said the government was fully prepared for the negotiations. (IANS)