"The United States and our global partners support this initiative by the Afghan people and the Afghan government, and we call on the Taliban to participate".
"We urge them to get ready for peace-talks based on Islamic values and principles", Ghani said in a series of tweets Sunday.
Afghan security forces had been battling the Taliban in Faryab province's Bulcheragh district for a week, before about 100 government employees - mostly police officers - surrendered to the insurgents, provincial council leader Tahir Rahmani told Stars and Stripes.
Esmatullah Muradi, a spokesman for the governor of Kunduz province, said the kidnapping happened when three buses were travelling through Kunduz from Takhar province, on their way to the capital, Kabul.
In June, the government announced another truce with the Taliban during the Eid al-Fitr holiday in June, which the Taliban accepted.
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Nasrat Rahimi, deputy spokesman for Afghanistan's Interior Ministry, told RFE/RL that the militants continued to hold 21 others hostage on August 20 after they ambushed a convoy of passenger buses traveling to Kabul for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. "The United States and our global partners support this initiative by the Afghan people and the Afghan government, and we call on the Taliban to participate", Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement released Sunday.
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The area of Kunduz had recently fallen under Taliban control. However, the Taliban said it had chosen to release the vast majority of the hostages.
The Taliban have yet to respond formally to the latest truce offer.
On Sunday, Ghani said "the cease-fire should be observed from both sides, and its continuation and duration also depend on the Taliban's stand".
Earlier this month, the Taliban launched a major assault on the city of Ghazni, just 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Kabul.
Fighting has been mounting in the Taliban's insurgency against the government in Kabul and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation coalition forces, launched after the Islamist group was ousted from power in a US -led military intervention in 2001.
Mujahid said top leaders had not declared a ceasefire, but they would release at least 500 prisoners, including members of the Afghan security forces on Monday, a day before Eid celebrations begin. The group later rejected a call by the president to extend it.
In a message released Saturday in honor of the upcoming holiday, Taliban leader Maulvi Haibatullah Akhunzadah said there would be no peace in Afghanistan as long as the "foreign occupation" continues and reiterated that the group will only negotiate directly with the United States, which it blames for the 17-year war.