Peace tops agenda as Kabul Process II summit kicks off today
By Khaama Press - Wed Feb 28 2018, 9:52 am
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan says the Afghan government will share a comprehensive prospective and it’s plans regarding the peace process with the international community and partners.
Unconditional peace talks between the government and Taliban, clear plans for peace talks, and negotiations with Pakistan are among the key topics to be discussed today, sources in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs say.
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a Twitter post earlier said “I will present detailed peace offer to Taliban and #Pakistan on behalf of the #Afghan people. We wish to march toward a lasting peace in #Afghanistan and in the region!”
In the meantime, the Afghan officials insist that Pakistan’s honest cooperation is key for the implementation of peace and reconciliation plans between the Afghan government and the Taliban group.
The chairman of the Afghan High Peace Council (AHPC) Mohammad Karim Khalili claimed last week that the certain foreign circles are attempting to sabotage the peace efforts.
He said the Afghan government is committed to peace efforts in a bid to end the ongoing violence and conflict in the country.
However, he said certain foreign circles are attempting to sabotage the peace efforts and the recent attacks are just some of the examples of the sabotage efforts.
He did not elaborate further in this regard and it is yet not clear to which foreign circles the High Peace Council chairman was referring to.
In the meantime, the Kabul Process II summit with the peace process forming it’s core agenda is being organized as the Taliban group has so far not shown any readiness for participation in direct peace talks with the Afghan government.