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Nangarharis urge Taliban to accept govt dialogue offer


(MENAFN- Pajhwok Afghan News) JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A number of youth, civil society activists and elders of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday asked the Taliban to accept the Afghan government latest peace offer,

They told a press conference in Jalalabad City the rebels should join intra-Afghan dialogue. They supported President Ashraf Ghani recent remarks as a decisive step toward reaching peace.

The speakers included Mangal Sherzad, a teacher at the Nangarhar University, who said war wasn€™t the way to reach goals and Taliban should pursue their political aims thought peace talks.

He said the unity government€™s new policy about intra-Afghan dialogue was a great chance for the Taliban that they shouldn€™t miss it.

Matitullah Ahmadzai, provincial youth affairs head, stressed youths€™ role in peace process and said they were ready to take the peace message to Taliban€™s bunkers.

He urged the Taliban to embrace the government offer and sit at the negotiating table.

The government has announced at a recent regional conference Kabul Process recognizing the Taliban and releasing their prisoners if they agreed to intra-Afghan dialogue.

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