Taliban office in Qatar should be closed: Ghani tells Qatari minister

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], Feb. 19 (ANI): Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said that the Taliban office in Qatar should be closed if the group pursues violence. During a meeting with the Qatar Foreign Minister, Ghani said sanctions should also be applied on the group if no breakthrough was made in bringing the leaders of the group to the negotiations table, reports the Khaama Press. He said that the priority is to make the group abandon violence and participate in peace process. President Ghani further added that the findings of the Afghan government reveals the group was involved in Kandahar attack which was plotted by the group's leadership council. On his part, the Qatari minister said there is no justification for violence and his government is committed to continue to its efforts to help bring peace and stability in Afghanistan. (ANI)