Afghan President Ashraf Ghani lashed out at Pakistan at the Kabul Process on Tuesday, saying that it is waging an “undeclared war of aggression” against Afghanistan.
Afghanistan wants the world to make good on a promise to end state-sponsored terrorism, Ghani said on Tuesday at the opening of a conference in Kabul attended by delegates from 23 nations aimed at finding a way to peace in the war-torn nation.
Ghani asked: “What will it take to convince Pakistan that a stable Afghanistan helps them and helps our region?”
Ghani’s fresh criticism comes as the Kabul Process, a forum for the discussing security and political issues in the country, is underway.
President Ghani also issued an ultimatum to the Taliban, calling on the militants to embrace peace or “face consequences”.
“We are offering a chance for peace but this is not an open-ended offer. Time is running out… this is the last chance, take it or face consequences,” Ghani said at the international peace conference in Kabul.
“If Taliban wants to join peace talks, the Afghan government will allow them to open an office, but this is their last chance,” Ghani said.
Talking about the current situation of unrest in the country, the Afghan president said that last week’s Kabul truck bombing killed over 150 people, making it deadliest attack since 2001.