Karzai welcomes HIA for entering talks with govt
KABUL (Pajhwok): Former president Hamid Karzai on Thursday welcomed the Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA)’s decision to enter peace negotiations with the Afghan government, asking the Taliban to follow suit.
A statement from Karzai’s media office said the former president met with the Gulbuddin Hikmatyar-led HIA delegation in Kabul on Thursday.
Karzai hoped the peace negotiations would result into durable peace in Afghanistan and said the Taliban they also should join the peace process and help bring stability to the country.
Few days ago, the HIA delegation headed by Eng. Amin Karim announced the party’s willingness to hold talks with the High Peace Council (HPC).
Karim in an interview with Pajhwok Afghan News said the HIA had no precondition for negotiations but it would never compromise Islamic principles.
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