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Saudi King appreciate the efforts of cease fire in Afghanistan

Monitoring Desk

Saudi Arabia: The Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz has demanded the the Afghan government and other stake holders to extend the cease fire in Afghanistan for peace.

King Salman in his statement welcome the recent development of Afghan governmnt and Taliban for cease fire , adding that such efforts should be extended for the peace and development of Afghanistan.

King Salman further added that the Afghan people, who had suffered so much from the horrors of war were looking forward to turn the page of the past and to open a new one based on tolerance and reconciliation, renounce violence and preserve the lives of innocent people.

This comes as President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said the government is prepared to extend the ceasefire for one year if the Taliban leadership is ready for a ceasefire extension.

Ghani made the remarks during a meeting with the members of Helmand peace convoy who arrived in Kabul on Tuesday.

He said if the Taliban group for a three day ceasefire then they can agree for a one year ceasefire as well as he emphasized that the government announced the ceasefire based on the Fatwa of the religious clerics which reflects the will of the entire nation.

However, the Taliban issued a statement late on Sunday and said the fighters of the group will continue to their attacks on Afghan and foreign forces as well as against the government.

The group has refrained from extending the ceasefire despite the Afghan government announced late on Sunday that the ceasefire with the Taliban has been extended for another ten days.

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