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Afghanistan Prez Ashraf Ghani signs decree to release Taliban prisoners

Making the announcement about the decree, Ghani's spokesperson Sediq Sediqqi on Tuesday said that details will be shared today

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Ashraf Ghani, Ghani, Afghanistan
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani (pictured) had previously rejected the Taliban demand for its fighters to be released

Afghan President on Tuesday signed a much-awaited decree that would facilitate the release of the prisoners.

The release of prisoners was a part of a peace deal signed by the United States and the last month.

Making the announcement about the decree, Ghani's spokesperson Sediq Sediqqi on Tuesday said that details will be shared on Wednesday.

"President Ghani has signed the decree that would facilitate the release of the prisoners in accordance with an accepted framework for the start of negotiation between the Taliban and the Afghan government. Details of the decree will be shared tomorrow," tweeted Sediqqi.

This comes a day after Ghani took oath as the president of .

The president had previously rejected the Taliban demand for its fighters to be released.

The announcement will give an impetus to save the deal which witnessed the shakedown as the Taliban have launched several attacks on the Afghan forces.

On February 29, the United States and the Taliban had signed a long-awaited peace deal in Qatar that sets the beginning of talks for March 10, provided that up to 5,000 Taliban prisoners are released from jail by that time.

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First Published: Wed, March 11 2020. 01:44 IST
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