ISLAMABAD, Pakistan 

The U.S. on Thursday reiterated its commitment to facilitating a prisoner exchange under a peace agreement signed last month with the Taliban to end the long-running conflict in Afghanistan.

U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said on Twitter that his country is committed to facilitating the prisoner exchange, which was agreed to in both the U.S.-Taliban agreement and U.S.-Afghanistan joint declaration.

“We will support each side to release significant numbers,” said Khalilzad.

His remarks came after a statement issued by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that his government had not made any commitment to the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners.

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