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Ghani invites MPs to meeting on peace process, talks with HIA

Ghani invites MPs to meeting on peace process, talks with HIA

May 15, 2016 - 12:56

Ghani invites MPs to meeting on peace process, talks with HIA

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani would hold a consultative meeting with members of the parliament on the peace process, talks with Hezb-i-Islamiinfo-icon Afghanistaninfo-icon (HIA) and other important issues, a reliable source revealed on Sunday.

Wishing anonymity, one knowledgeable government official confided to Pajhwok Afghan News a scheduled session of the Meshrano Jirgainfo-icon (upper house) had been scrapped to enable the legislators to attend the talks at the Presidential Palace.

The source did not go into details, but said the president would discuss with the public representatives a number of issues of national importance, including progress achieved in peace negotiations with the Gulbadin Hekmatyar-led party.

An HIA delegation, authorised by the former prime minister, has been negotiating with the government over the past two months in Kabul. The two sides are understood to have inched their way to a peace deal that is likely to be inked in a month or two.

HIA delegation head, Eng. Mohammad Amin Karim, told Pajhwok Afghan News during an exclusive interview three days ago that the talks with High Peace Councilinfo-icon and National Security Council members in Kabul had come to an end.

A draft agreement was handed over to a government delegation for submission to President Ghani and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Abdullah Abdullah. The draft deal might be shared with Afghanistan’s foreign allies and public representatives, the official concluded..


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