Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Islamabad Conference Discuss Afghan Peace Process

Islamabad Conference  Discuss Afghan Peace Process

KABUL - Participants of a conference held on Afghan peace in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan called on Afghan government and the Taliban to take practical steps for peace and reconciliation.
The two-day conference was arranged by the Regional Peace Institute in collaboration with the Royal Danish Defence College in which experts from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Denmark took part.
Habiba Surabi, deputy head of the High Peace Council (HPC), De. Anwar-ul-Haq Ahadi, head of the Afghan Millat Party, Zia-ul-Haq Amarkhel, head of the National Solidarity Association, Lawmaker Hellai Ershad and Civil Society Activist Entezar Khadem represented Afghanistan during the conference.
Afghan and Pakistani speakers urged the resolution of existing disputes between the two countries instead of blame game.
He said Pakistani speakers made it clear that peace in Afghanistan was in the interest of Pakistan and conflict had negative impact on the two countries.
“For the first time the spirit of cooperation was at its high which was never noticed in the previous conferences of this nature,” said Khadem.
The participants of the conference asked the US to enter direct talks with the Taliban if it really wanted peace and stability in Afghanistan, but Khadem said this point was not included in the resolution of the conference.
The resolution demanded increasing cooperation between the spy networks of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
It asked the Taliban and Afghan government to show flexibility in their demands and make negotiation a success. (Pajhwok)