Comment by the Foreign Russian Foreign Ministry on the ceasefire announced in Afghanistan

  • Date of Publication : 26/05/2020 at 08:41 GMT
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Comment by the Foreign Ministry Information and Press Department on the ceasefire announced in Afghanistan to mark the end of Ramadan:

The Afghan authorities and the Taliban have declared a three-day ceasefire to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Russia welcomes this announcement and expects it to become the next step in building mutual trust between the warring parties in Afghanistan and launching direct intra-Afghan talks. We hope that the declared ceasefire will give an impetus to further progress in the peace process.

At the same time, we point out that in the current situation a full-scale and long- term ceasefire in Afghanistan is only possible after launching an inclusive intra-Afghan dialogue and completing the prisoner exchange.

Russia calls for fulfilling these conditions as soon as possible and removing all obstacles to a comprehensive settlement of the Afghan problem.

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