Australia reiterates support to the Afghan peace process


KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison discussed bilateral relations and the Afghan peace process in a telephonic conversation, a statement from the Presidential Palace said.
The statement said that both sides termed the ongoing violence level by Taliban militants as unacceptable, adding there should be some sort of ease in conflict.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison condemned targeted attacks in Afghanistan and said that the Taliban should agree on a ceasefire, something he termed a long-running dream of war-devastated Afghans.
Australia supports an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process that should protect the gains of past, he said. 
President Ghani expressed gratitude to Australia for its assistance to Afghanistan and the Afghan peace process, calling the country a great friend for Afghanistan.