Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani expressed hope that the current ceasefire in Afghanistan could result in lasting peace in the militancy-plagued country.
"I am hopeful that the ceasefire between the government and the Taliban will continue to end bloodshed and eventually led to returning lasting peace in Afghanistan," President Ghani said in his address to the nation after performing Eidul Fitr prayers in Presidential Palace on Friday.
Afghanistan like many more Islamic countries celebrated Eidul Fitr, the second largest annual religious festival on Friday to mark the end of Ramadan, the Muslims holy fasting month.
About one week ago,the Afghan government announced a seven-day ceasefire to encourage Taliban outfit to support the national reconciliation process.
Reciprocating the step, the armed Taliban group announced a three-day truce starting from the first day of Eidul-Fitr and continues until the end of Sunday.
"I welcome any move which stops bloodshed in Afghanistan and I am hopeful that the ceasefire will continue, and we will witness no bloodshed anymore in our country," president Ghani said in his short speech.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK