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Ghani, Hekmatyar affix signatures to landmark peace deal

Ghani, Hekmatyar affix signatures to landmark peace deal

Sep 29, 2016 - 12:33

KABULinfo-icon CITY (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Gulbadin Hekmatyar, head of the Hezb-i-IslamiAfghanistan (HIA), on Thursday affixed their signatures to a landmark peace agreement.

Representatives of the High Peace Councilinfo-icon and HIA concluded the historic deal after two years of tenuous negotiations. The accord will be implemented now that the president and the HIA leader have inked it.

At a ceremony at the Presidential Palace President, Ghani signed the pact after Hekmatyar, ex-prime minister, inked and sent it through his representative. The HIA chief was not present on the occasion.

More than a thousand people, including high-ranking officials, former president Hamid Karzai, politicians, jihadi leaders and hundreds of HIA supporters participatedin the ceremony.

Hekmatyar,who was given generous aid during jihadinfo-icon years but later designated as terrorist by the US, spoke to participants through a video conference. He is expected to arrive in the capital soon.


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