15 countries appeal to Taliban, appeal to lay down arms in the name of 'Eid ul Juha'

In Afghanistan, the ongoing talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government in Doha have failed. After this, 15 countries have appealed to the Taliban to lay down arms. Countries say that the Taliban should show goodwill on the occasion of Eid.

15 countries appeal to Taliban, appeal to lay down arms in the name of 'Eid ul Juha'
Talks with Taliban are going on in Doha. | photo credit: AP

Kabul: Missions of 15 countries in Afghanistan and NATO have appealed to the Taliban to put an end to their aggressive activities and violent conflict. The countries made this appeal to the Taliban hours after a meeting in Doha to enforce a ceasefire in Afghanistan failed. A delegation of Afghan leaders has held talks with the Taliban's political leadership in Qatar's capital Doha over the past two days to advance the peace process and put an end to the ongoing conflict, Al Jazeera reported. A statement issued by the Taliban on Sunday made no mention of a halt to the escalating conflict.

15 missions said - Taliban show goodwill by putting
up arms . In doing so, they can send a message that they are committed to taking the peace process forward. The joint statement was supported by senior representatives from Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, European Union delegations, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States and NATO. 

"The Taliban's position is contrary to its commitment," the
joint statement said. According to the statement, 'Innocent people have been killed in this conflict. People have been targeted and killed. A large number of people have been displaced. Property has been damaged. There have been attacks on the country's communications and important installations.

Taliban has
been making ceasefire on the occasion of Eid, in the past, Taliban has been announcing ceasefire on the occasion of Eid, but this time no announcement has been made about it from its side. The Taliban have taken control of more than 180 districts in the country since the start of the withdrawal of US and NATO forces from Afghanistan. Clashes are going on with Afghan security forces in several provinces. 

Talks failed in Doha The
Taliban say it wants a political solution to the country's decades-long war. Taliban leaders hold peace talks with a high-level delegation from the Afghan government in Doha. US peace envoy for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, is also in Doha and at a conference in Tashkent last week expressed hope for a reduction in violence and a three-day ceasefire during Bakrid. But after the failure of the talks, hopes of a political solution to the problem are dimming.