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Afghanistan Loya Jirga Demands 'Immediate and Permanent' Ceasefire

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7Dnews London

Fri, 03 May 2019 08:13 GMT

A historic "loya jirga" peace summit in Kabul ended Friday May 3th with delegates from across Afghanistan demanding an "immediate and permanent" ceasefire, according to AFP.

"The government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban movement should declare and implement an immediate and permanent ceasefire, starting from the first of Ramadan," delegates said in a closing statement at the end of the week-long conference that saw thousands of Afghan representatives and tribal elders convene in the capital.

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