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“Pressure over peace talks not acceptable”

AT News Report

KABUL: Any sorts of pressure on the government in a bid to act illegal in regards to the current peace push is not acceptable, President Ashraf Ghani told a gathering of civil society members and journalists organized at the Presidential Palace on Tuesday evening.

“The peace talks are without conditions but peace has conditions and the Afghan nation will set the limits for the talks. It will not be acceptable for us if there is pressure on us to act illegally,” TOLON News reported, quoting Ghani as saying.

He said government has agreed with the United States to have detailed discussions on every issue that the Afghan people are concerned about in the context of peace.
 
Ghani warned that the security forces will defend the country as long as peace talks reach a result.
 
“We cannot surrender to anyone and as long as the peace talks do not reach a result, we will defend our soil with dignity,” Ghani said. 
 
Ghani said the emphasize is on a ceasefire and on providing conditions for comprehensive talks.
 
Meanwhile, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said the Afghan people have become tired of the ongoing war and they see looking forward a long-lasting peace to be prevailed in the country.

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