Peace accord with HIA is final and clear: HPC
KABUL (Pajhwok): The High Peace Council (HPC) deputy head on Tuesday said the draft peace accord with the Gulbadin-led Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) was final and there was no ambiguity and warned against adding more articles to the peace agreement.
Maulvi Abdul Rahman Salim told Pajhwok Afghan News in an exclusive chat that the HPC and the HIA delegation held talks for about two months in a brotherly environment and agreed on 25 articles embedded in the peace accord.
He said all articles of the peace accord were clear and there was nothing confusing. He said the accord was finalised between the HPC and the HIA powerful delegation which had been in constant contact with HIA leader during the months of negotiations.
The presence of HIA members in election commissions and giving them some important government positions are said to be fresh demands of Hekmatyar.
Salim called the peace process as ‘time-consuming’ and asked the HIA not to bring in fresh demands and prepare for the next round which was signing of the agreed points by the HIA leader.
The HPC official said indirect contacts had been established with Taliban for talks and would inform the public if any development was made.
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