President Ghani insists Trump’s Taliban strategy is working


KABUL: In an exclusive interview President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani says the US strategy to win the war against the Taliban is working.

“For the first time, the possibility of peace is really at hand,” President Ghani said in an interview with VICE News on September 13.

Despite security challenges, talking to the VICE News, President Ghani insisted that there is reason to believe that this time will be different. He pointed to the Eid al-Fitr ceasefire between government forces and Taliban as a proof that the country is moving forward towards peace. 

“The ceasefire showed that this country is ready for reconciliation,” Ghani said in the interview. “We are offering to overcome the past grievances and move forward and this I think is genuine because if they insist on a military victory that’s something the Afghans will not accept.”

This comes after President Ghani at a gathering in Kabul on Thursday talked in favor of the US’s South Asia Strategy for Afghanistan and said, “Afghans waited for the US’s South Asia Strategy for the past 40 years”.

“The US strategy for Afghanistan and the South Asia strategy is a thing for which the people of Afghanistan were waiting for forty years,” said Ghani. 

The Kabul Times

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