KABUL - Presidential candidate Gulbuddin Hekmatyar reveals ceasefire deal with Taliban .
The leader of Hizb-e-Islami claims that informal talks with the Taliban have resulted in a cessation of hostility between both groups. Talking to TOLOnews in an exclusive interview on Saturday, Mr. Hekmatyar stated that he traveled by road for more than 2,000 kilometers across the northern and northeastern provinces to attend campaign rallies, and faced no trouble.
The terms of this informal agreement hold that neither side will take “hostile action” against the other.
Hizb-e-Islami, which is not an officially recognized political party, is different from the Taliban because it favors elections, and always has, according to Mr. Hekmatyar.
“Some types of negotiations were done between Hizb-e-Islami and the Taliban in a good environment, without government and with success.