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Published:June 10th, 2018 12:02 EST
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UN Welcomes Taliban Temporary Truce Announcement

By SOP newswire3

United Nations Secretary-General Guterres has welcomed the Talibans announcement of a three-day partial ceasefire during the Eid al-Fitr holiday, urging all parties concerned "to seize this opportunity and embrace an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process."

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This follows the recent announcement by the Afghan Government that it would begin a seven-day ceasefire on 12 June, the 27th day of Ramadan, and run to Eid-ul-Fitr.

"The Secretary-General strongly believes that there is no military solution to this conflict and that only a political settlement can bring an end to the suffering in Afghanistan," his spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric, said in a statement issued Saturday.

On behalf of Mr. Guterres, he reiterated the UN`s commitment to "supporting the people and Government of Afghanistan in this important endeavor."

https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/06/1011831

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