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NSC spurns reports about HIA’s new conditions

NSC spurns reports about HIA’s new conditions

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Jun 22, 2016 - 15:37

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The National Security Council (NSC) on Wednesday denied the Gulbadin Hekmatyar-led group had placed new conditions for its reconciliation with the government.

The NSC said peace talks with the Hezb-i-Islamiinfo-icon Afghanistaninfo-icon (HIA) remained progressive and productive.

Peace talks between the government and the HIA have been ongoing over the past several months.

The parlays ended last month when the HIA and the High Peace Councilinfo-icon signed a draft peace agreement.

But recently it was rumoured that the peace talks with the HIA hit a snag after the group placed new “impossible-to-meet” conditions.

NSC spokesman Tawab Ghorzang told Pajhwok Afghan News the government-HIA peace talks would soon reach the final stage.

He rejected rumours and reports that claimed the HIA had come up with new conditions.

Eng. Mohammad Amin Karim, who is leading HIA delegation in the peace talks, also rejected the reports and said such attempts were being made by those who were against peace.

He added there were only some technical problems which would be resolved in the next three days in order to pave the ground for the draft peace agreement’s signature.

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