President Ashraf Ghani Addresses on the side event of the 2020 Geneva Conference on Afghanistan, Nov. 24, 2020.

GENEVA, Switzerland – Addressing on the side event of the 2020 Geneva Conference on Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani said Tuesday peace process will result in an “agreement on paper”, adding it is a multi-dimensional process.

Since Monday, the 2020 Afghanistan Conference on “Peace, Prosperity and Self-Reliance” has been held in Geneva, Switzerland, where the Afghan Government and the international community will determine their shared commitments to the development and stability of Afghanistan in 2021–2024.

“Peace-making process will, inshallah, result in an agreement on paper,” said Ghani, as Ariana News quoted. “But peace-building is a multi-dimensional, cross-sectoral, long-term process that will allow us to actually implement the components of any peace agreement on paper.”

Addressing delegates at the conference Ghani said, “We, the Afghan people, government and the international community share a vision of a sovereign, unified, democratic Afghanistan at peace with itself, the region and the world, capable of preserving and expanding the gains of the past two decades.”

The president acknowledges the ongoing peace efforts by the Afghan and Taliban delegations in Doha, adding all sides must build a strong regional consensus for a stable and peaceful Afghanistan.

“A sovereign, unified and democratic Afghanistan at peace…is a shared vision of all,” he said. “This is not just the ultimate objective of our negotiations with the Taliban in Doha, but more importantly, it is also the ultimate goal of the work we do every day.”

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Geneva Conference 2020 has brought together about 70 foreign countries and stakeholders who will decide the funding assistance to Afghanistan for the years 2021 to 2024.


  • Muhammad Arif Sheva holds a B.A degree in Journalism from Int'l Peace Leadership College Rizal, Philippines. Sheva works as an editor and content writer for Khaama Press.