Pakistan on Thursday welcomed the announced three-day ceasefire between the Taliban and the Afghan government on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, according to the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan.
“Pakistan welcomes three-day ceasefire announced by the Taliban on the occasion of the Eid-Al-Adha throughout Afghanistan. We also welcome the reciprocal announcement by the government of Afghanistan,” said a statement from the foreign ministry.
“We believe this is a positive development towards advancing the goal of a peaceful and stable Afghanistan and hope that further steps will be taken to implement the United States-Taliban Peace Agreement leading to Intra-Afghan negotiations,” the statement added.
Pakistan, on its part, remained committed to a peaceful, stable, democratic, prosperous and united Afghanistan, at peace with itself and with its neighbors, said the foreign ministry.
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