United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged the Taliban to reciprocate the temporary ceasefire offer made by Afghan government.

In a statement on Friday, he urged the Taliban to accept President Ashraf Ghani’s peace offer for commencement of direct talks to bring an end to the long suffering of the Afghan people.

He also expressed the Organization’s solidarity with the people and Government of Afghanistan and said that the UN remains committed to supporting an Afghan-led peace process.

Source: Radio Pakistan