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NATO has welcomed the announcement of a three-day cease-fire in Afghanistan during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr.
Axar.az reports citing Turkish media.
“I welcome the statements by the government of Afghanistan & the Taliban on a 3-day ceasefire over Eid. All parties should seize this opportunity for peace, for the benefit of all Afghans,” Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg tweeted late Saturday.
“NATO remains committed to Afghanistan’s long-term security,” he added.
In a message last evening, the insurgents made the surprise announcement amid escalating conflict and a shaky peace process, directing militants to stay out of areas under the government control, but said government forces could visit Taliban-controlled areas.
In a similar holiday truce two years ago, there were unprecedented scenes of fighters from opposite sides embracing each other and taking selfies.
2020.05.24 / 18:14