The consultative peace Jirga concluded in Kabul on Friday with the delegates issuing a 23-Article resolution calling on government and Taliban to immediately declare a ceasefire.

Emphasizing that the Afghans are committed to bring peace to Afghanistan, the delegates of the Jirga called on Taliban stop violence, embrace peace and participate in the development of the country.

Preserving the Islamic Republic system and the Afghan constitution, rights of all Afghans including women, a strong National Defense and Security Forces, opening of the Taliban political office in Afghanistan, timeline for a responsible withdrawal of the foreign forces, and launch of a unified and inclusive peace talks were among the other key issues included in the resolution of the Peace Jirga delegates.

The delegates also called for practical steps for the exchange of prisoners to establish an environment of trust.

Emphasizing on Afghan-led peace process, the resolution further states that the international community must coordinate its peace efforts with the Afghan government.

The formation of an inclusive negotiating team and reforms in the structure and activities of Afghan High Peace Council have also been proposed in the resolution of Peace Jirga delegates.


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