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Traditional assembly may be extended for a day

Traditional assembly may be extended for a day

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Nov 18, 2011 - 19:06

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): As differences among its committees on evolving a mechanism for peace negotiations with the insurgents persisted, the ongoing Loya Jirgainfo-icon could be extended, an official indicated on Friday.

Forty committees have been set up to deliberate on political, economic and military aspects of the strategic cooperation deal with the United States and setting up a mechanism for dialogue with the Talibaninfo-icon fighters.

The traditional tribal assembly debated the reconciliation campaign on its third day, but could not reach a consensus on the issue, a spokeswoman for the jirgainfo-icon told reporters.

Safia Siddiqui said the event would conclude on schedule if delegates reached an agreement on Saturday. But the gathering could be extended if differences remained.

She said the participants conferred on different aspects of the peace drive, talks with neighbours in this regard, ways of stabilising the country and the need for a distinction between the Taliban and saboteurs.

The members also raised objections to the High Peace Councilinfo-icon's composition, she said. Any amendment to the mechanism for parleys with militants would lead to changes in the council's structure, the spokeswoman explained.  

Council Secretary Mohammad Masoom Stanikzai collected from committee heads recommendations from participants regarding the peace process, she continued. Each committee has two womeninfo-icon members.

Most of the attendees suggested Americans should continue to train and equip Afghan security forces as part of the strategic agreement, Safia said.

Afghanistaninfo-icon would have the right to declare the agreement null and void if the conditions set by the Karzai government were not met, she concluded.

ma/mud

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