I would like to send a message to the enemies of Afghanistan. Our resolve is firm and we will, with the Afghan government, continue the transition process and gradually hand over responsibility to the Afghan security forces. Hopefully that will be completed by the end of 2014. … You (the Taliban) will not stop the Afghan people from taking their destiny in their own hands and you will not shake the resolve of the international and Afghan partnership.
An end to the fighting is the main aim of the Afghan people. Peace and reconciliation is at the top of our agenda. All those who are not affiliated with international terrorist networks and Al- Qaida can come to their homes. We will welcome them if they stop the killing of our brothers.
One of the peace messages of the late HPC chairman:
Let’s put a full stop to the carnage and, instead, choose to be on the side of peace and prosperity. Let’s help make Afghanistan free of foreign interference, and let’s write our destiny with our own hands.