President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani says consultative meetings are underway regarding the announcement of a ceasefire during Eid Al-Adha and that the government would announce its decision in the light of consultations and recommendations being offered to the government.
He made the remarks during a meeting with the members of the High Peace Council and the Ulemas Council of Afghanistan.
President Ghani further added that peace is one of the main demands of the nation, emphasizing that a national consensus exist regarding the peace process as he was pointing towards the Fatwas of the religious scholars and consultative meetings he had with different sects.
President Ghani also added that he respects the demands of the Ulemas and High Peace Council members regarding the ceasefire, insisting that the ceasefire should be bilateral and the main aim should peace.
He said it would not be acceptable that there would be ceasefire in part of the country while that conflict would continue in its other parts.
According to President Ghani, the government has so far received recommendations on Afghan-led peace process, national unity, territorial integrity, respect to the costitution of the country, establishment of coordination center for information, mass coverage of the events through media and social media, and partnership on all levels, during the consultative meetings he had with different sects.
In the meantime, President Ghani vowed that the security forces would be on full alert during the Eid days to prevent the movements of the enemies.
He also emphasized that coordination exists with all the international partners of Afghanistan including the United States regarding the peace process and they are full prepared to assist the Afghan government in this regard.