Talks on a pact that would allow the United States to end its longest war and withdraw troops from Afghanistan ended on Monday without agreement and both sides would consult their leaders on the next steps, the Taliban said. "The fate of Afghanistan will be decided here in Afghanistan", Ghani told a gathering for prayers marking the Eid al-Adha Muslim festival.
He made no statements on the outcome of the talks. "Afghanistan needs to elect a president and to have a new government so it can make powerful and hard peace decisions with full authority and dignity", he said.
"We prolonged our meeting with the hope of reaching a peace agreement but it could not happen", said a member of the Taliban negotiating team in Qatar.
Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday called for lasting national peace in his war-torn country.
The U.S. -Taliban agreement, if reached, would outline the insurgent guarantees that Afghan territory, particularly Taliban-controlled areas, will not be used for staging terrorist attacks against America or its allies in exchange for a timeline for the withdrawal of U.S. -led foreign troops from the country.
Khalilzad later added that "Many scholars believe that the deeper meaning of Eid al Adha is to sacrifice one's ego".
Meanwhile, the US Special Envoy in an Eid message on Twitter said he hopes this is the last Eid where Afghanistan is at war.
Such an accord would be followed by intra-Afghan peace negotiations on a political settlement and a permanent cease-fire.
While the pact is expected to include a Taliban commitment to open power-sharing talks with their Afghan rivals, it is not expected to include a Taliban ceasefire with the government, leading to fears the insurgents will fight on when USA forces leave.
"Our future can not be decided outside, whether in the capital cities of our friends or neighbours. We don't want a peace that would cause our people to leave their country".
As U.S. and Taliban negotiators appeared to be closing in on an accord, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on August 11 said Afghanistan's future "cannot be decided outside".
Khalilzad in his tweets on Sunday apparently attempted to respond to Ghani's criticism and the Taliban's consistent stance of refusing to talk to the Afghan government.
The Taliban have denounced the election as a sham and threatened to attack rallies.