U.S. Department of State News:Saudi Arabia's Call for Ceasefire Extension in Afghanistan

U.S. Department of State News: Saudi Arabia’s Call for Ceasefire Extension in Afghanistan

WASHINGTONU.S. Department of State today released the following statement:

The United States welcomes Saudi Arabia’s recent call for an extension of the ceasefire between the Government of Afghanistan and the Taliban.  The United States echoes the call for a new era of tolerance and reconciliation, renouncing violence, and preserving the lives of innocent people.  This reflects Saudi Arabia’s prominent role in combating terrorism and furthers our mutual goal of regional peace and stability.  We call on all parties to reciprocate a ceasefire extension and engage in formal peace negotiations.

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