Mutasim supports govt-Taliban peace negotiations

Create: 03/30/2015 - 09:44

KABUL (Pajhwok): A veteran leader and former finance minister during the Taliban regime announced on Monday support for the Afghan government-Taliban talks and efforts aimed at bringing tranquilly to the war-torn country.
Talking to Pajhwok Afghan News, Agha Jan Mutasim urged the government of President Ashraf Ghani and militant leaders to sit across the negotiating table and sort out their differences because fighting would not lead to any settlement.
“The country is virtually burning because of continued war. It is high time for all stakeholders to extinguish the flames of conflict and ensure peace in Afghanistan,” added, the ex-minister, who is currently living abroad.
The nation, he reiterated, was going through critical times. The only way to put the country on the right track was through reconciliation, he believed. Peace was imperative for the entire region, said Mutasim.