US Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in an Eid message on Twitter on Sunday said that he hopes this is the last Eid where Afghanistan is at war.
He said that he knows Afghans yearn for peace adding that "we stand with them and are working hard toward a lasting and honorable peace agreement and a sovereign Afghanistan which poses no threat to any other country".
“Many scholars believe that the deeper meaning of Eid al-Adha is to sacrifice one's ego. Leaders on all sides of the war in Afghanistan must take this to heart as we strive for peace,” he tweeted.
On Sunday, President Ashraf Ghani on after Eid prayers at the Presidential Palace assured that peace is coming to the country and there is no doubt in it.
“Peace is the demand of every Afghan and there is no doubt that peace is coming. A peace with dignity of each Afghan,” Ghani said.
He also said the upcoming presidential election is a need and “vital” for the nation.
He said that the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has been accepted by the world and “it must continue.”
The US and Taliban representatives have been negotiating since October 12, 2018 in Doha, capital of Qatar to strike a peace deal and end the 18 years' war in the country.
Both sides hope to finalize a peace deal in the eighth round of the peace talks in Doha.