Ghani: Five thousand Taliban prisoners will be released

President Ashraf Ghani performed the inauguration for the second time and became president.

Mr. Ghani said in his inauguration that 5,000 Taliban prisoners would be released in a single order tomorrow and that Afghanistan would see a dramatic reduction in violence.

He also said he had prepared a delegation to negotiate with the Taliban and would be finalized tomorrow.

Releasing 5,000 Taliban prisoners from prison is one of the prerequisites for the Taliban to begin talks among Afghans.