President Ghani, PM Sharif agree to revive stalled peace talks with Taliban

APP12-12 KABUL: May 12 - Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani inspecting the guard of honour at Presidential Palace. APP

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif have agreed in a meeting on the sideline of the climate change conference in Paris to revive the stalled peace talks with Taliban but this time a joint action has been put on the platform against those who refuse to join the peace process.

“Both leaders agreed to work with all those who would enter such a process as legitimate political actors and act alongside the Afghan government, [but] against those who refuse to take the path of peace,” states a statement released by Pakistani PM’s office in Islamabad.

The meeting on Monday was scheduled to be between President Ghani and PM Sharif but it later changed to a trilateral meeting to include British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Praising commitment between the two leaders for working together for common objectives, Cameron said that UK would be available with its support and assistance in anytime to promote Afghanistan’s reconciliation process.

Although, Pakistan has made similar promises in the past but has not remained committed to them.