Intra-Afghan dialogue to be started only after release of prisoners: Taliban
KABUL: The Afghan Taliban on Tuesday said Intra-Afghan dialogue will be started only after release of their prisoners.
Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said they would resume fighting against the government forces. The Taliban spokesperson Mujahid said partial ceasefire would continue as they would not attack foreign forces.
“We are fully ready for the intra-Afghan talks but waiting for the release of out five thousands prisoners,” he said.
On March 1, Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser had said Pakistan had always been supportive of peace through dialogue in the region.
In a statement, he had said the National Assembly would organize a national seminar in this regard on March 17, which would be attended by parliamentarians, academics, analysts, civil society and media representatives.
The speaker had expressed the hope that the US-Taliban peace agreement would play a vital role in restoration of peace, prosperity and development in the region.
On Feb 29, the United States and Taliban had reached an agreement to end 18-year war. The terms and conditions of the agreement included the US troops would be withdrawn in 14 months if the Taliban upheld the deal.
President Donald Trump in a statement had said that the task of the US of killing terrorists “in thousands” would be carried out by Taliban now.