Truce will allow warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar to return to Kabul to join politics after years in hiding - From Voice of America
Later, his militias battled the Taliban for control of Afghanistan during the brutal civil war of the 1990s.
That, and the failed disarmament of abusive militias, have crippled reforms needed to build effective government institutions crucial for a lasting peace.” During Thursday's ceremony, Atmar tried to allay such fears, assuring critics the agreement does not contain any provision that would undermine progress Afghanistan has made to promote human rights, particularly women’s rights.
The national security advisor also called on the Taliban to cease hostilities and join the peace process.
It added the United States continues to support an Afghan peace process that results in armed groups ceasing violence, breaking ties with international terrorist groups, and accepting the country’s constitution, including protections for women and minorities.
General Assembly in New York Wednesday, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reiterated that a peace dialogue between the Taliban and the Kabul government is the only way for establishing lasting peace in Afghanistan.