Russian Federation welcomes President Ghani’s ceasefire extension order


KABUL: Russian Federation welcomed the statement of the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani regarding the temporary cease-fire regime announced by the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on the occasion of the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

“It is important that the decision of cease-fire does not apply to active international terrorists groups in Afghanistan, primarily ISIL,” the statement from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.

“We express the hope that the new initiative of Kabul will give impulse to ending the brother killing war on the long-suffering Afghan soil, will promote the beginning of the peaceful dialogue and the process of national reconciliation, the statement added.



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