Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, December 14th, 2018

Gailani Moves to Bring Inclusive Peace Talks

Gailani Moves to  Bring Inclusive Peace Talks

KABUL - The Chairman of Mahaz-e-Milli party, Sayed Hamid Gailani, said on Saturday that he, along with religious scholars, will soon form a delegation to engage in talks with the leaders of the Taliban
That will be followed by meetings with countries that have been involved in the Afghanistan situation to talk about bringing peace and stability in Afghanistan, Gailani said addressing a gathering of religious scholars in Kabul.
Participants of the gathering said hundreds of religious scholars have come together and under Gailani’s leadership and will hold talks with Taliban leaders to bring peace in Afghanistan.
Gailani said his initiative is not an alternative to any other processes, but that he wanted help to stabilize Afghanistan.
“This is not an alternative for any process nor a competition. It is a move under the guidance of Allah,” Gailani said.
Gailani, addressing the gathering, said most of Taliban leaders are in Afghanistan, not in any other country. He added that he won’t believe reports that Taliban leaders are outside Afghanistan’s borders.
“I do not accept the rumors that say Taliban leaders are in other places. They (the government) say this because they cannot do anything else and they use this as an excuse. Most of Taliban leaders are in their own country. I say to the Taliban this is your country and also to the government that this is your country,” Gailani added.
Participants of the gathering said they are ready to work toward bringing peace in the country.
“If it is possible to bring peace to Afghanistan in any way, please bring peace,” Mohammad Salem Rahmani, a religious scholar said.
“Peace is fundamental, stability is fundamental, guidance is fundamental, and Allah’s blessing is fundamental,” Mohammad Mutiullah Nahar Karizi, a religious scholar said.

The Afghan peace process has been a tough topic for many years and many meetings have been held in this regard, even outside of Afghanistan.  In some of the meetings, the Afghan government had not played a role. However, so far none of those meetings have resulted in bringing peace and stability to the war-torn country.   (Tolonews)