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Military pressure will nudge rebels to negotiating table: CEO

Military pressure will nudge rebels to negotiating table: CEO

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Oct 09, 2017 - 14:30

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said increasing pressure on militant groups was a good tactic for the government to push them to the negotiation table.

Addressing a cabinet meeting, he said: “Mounting military pressure on all militant groups helps us in peace negotiations. We hope these groups would come to the negotiation table.”

He said lasting peace in the whole country was a primary demand of all people. “We hope we would achieve the goal,” he said, adding NATOinfo-icon had announced support for the four-year security plan of the government.

During their recent trip to Kabul, the NATO secretary general and US defense minister discussed the fight against Daesh, or so-called Islamic State (IS) group, an ominous phenomenon in the country, he said.

About his trip to India, Abdullah said his visit was mainly focused on economic and commercial issues with India. He was accompanied by more than 200 traders and investors, who discussed Afghan carpet exports through India.

“During our visit to New Delhi and meetings with India traders, Afghan and Indian businessmen also struck deals worth of $250 million,” the chief executive said.

Abdullah added an agreement on technical cooperation with Afghan police was also signed during his meeting with the India president, prime minister and foreign minister.

The agreement would be implemented in the near future, he concluded.

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