Friday, 26 May 2017

Afghan capital Kabul to host over 20 nations for peace meeting

Representatives from more than 20 nations have been invited to a meeting on peace which will be hosted in Kabul on June 6.
The Kabul process meeting is expected to consolidate efforts on peace and that Afghanistan takes the lead in the process. “Any efforts on Afghan peace should be made at the initiative, ownership and leadership of the Afghan government,” Dr Abdullah’s deputy spokesman, said. Countries that have been invited to the meeting include Saudi Arabia, India, Iran, Pakistan, China, Norway and United Kingdom. Representatives from the EU and UN are also expected to attend the meeting. The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has repeatedly called on Taliban insurgents to join the peace process, but the group has always refused to accept the offer. The last multi-nation meeting on Afghan peace was held last month in the Russian Federation, which, according to Kremlin, was meant to coordinate regional efforts to promote national reconciliation in Afghanistan.