Pajhwok Services

SMS News Service

Photo Service

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Language
Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Final draft of Govt-HIA peace deal ready for signature

Final draft of Govt-HIA peace deal ready for signature

By
On
May 17, 2016 - 18:35

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The High Peace Councilinfo-icon (HPC) on Tuesday said the final draft of the peace agreement between the unity government and the Gulbadin Hekmatyar-led Hezb-i-Islamiinfo-icon Afghanistaninfo-icon (HIA) faction would be sent to government and the militant group’s leaders on Wednesday.

HPC deputy chairman Maulviinfo-icon Attaur Rahman Salim told a press conference here that a total of 25 issues had been finalised in the peace deal during the nearly two-month stay of the HIA delegation in Kabul.

He said the agreement could be a good news for the Afghans and a big achievement for the government.

“I am hopeful that other armed opposition groups would be encouraged to shun violence and join the peace process,” he said, adding the text of the agreement was ready for signatures.

Three days ago, the HIA delegation head, Eng. Mohammad Amin Karim, told Pajhwok Afghan News their talks with the government had been finalised and the peace agreement might be signed by both parties within two months.

He had said they were concerned about some groups struggling to sabotage the peace talks.

Key components of the agreement are lifting sanctions on the HIA and removing names of HIA members from UN and US blacklists, the release of HIA prisoners and allowing the party to openly commence its political activities and resolving the issue of Afghan refugees.

Meanwhile, the US foreign secretary on Monday declared they supported the peace talks between the Afghan government and Gulbaddin Hekmatyar-led HIA party and would help in lifting sanctions on the party.

myn/ma

Tags: 

Related Article


Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.

   

Add new comment

Advertisement

Advertisement

Twitter Update