KABUL: Addressing guests at the inauguration of an electricity substation in Kapisa province on Wednesday, President Ashraf Ghani hinted at the possibility of a ceasefire and said a decision will be made soon. He said government wants long-lasting, sustainable peace for Afghanistan.
He also said discussions were ongoing about hoped for peace talks with the Taliban. Ghani also stated that without reforms Afghanistan would never be able to stand on its own two feet and that the country cannot rely on foreign aid forever.
He said “no country has become prosperous through foreign aid”. During his visit to Kapisa he held a meeting with security officials. He assessed the situation and was briefed by officials on the current situation. He also told them a ceasefire over Eid-ul-Adha was important. The new substation that Ghani inaugurated will provide 30,000 families with much needed electricity.