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3-way ulema conference in Jakarta set for May 11

3-way ulema conference in Jakarta set for May 11

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May 05, 2018 - 09:54

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Religious scholars from Afghanistaninfo-icon, Pakistaninfo-icon and Indonesia will meet in Jakarta on Friday (May 11) on ways and means of ending the conflict in the Central Asian country.

High Peace Councilinfo-icon Secretary Akram Khpalwak announced the date of the ulemainfo-icon conference late Friday night after talks with Indonesian leaders in Jakarta.

Khpalwak, also a presidential advisor, said a 20-member delegation of Afghan scholars would take part in the three-way ulema conference, proposed by Indonesian President Joko Widodo in January.

While commending Indonesia’s sincere support for the Afghan peace process, he tweeted: “Renowned scholars from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Indonesia will participate in this conference on peace and stability in Afghanistan.”

Jakarta is optimistic the talks will lead to a fatwainfo-icon (edict) to convince the Talibaninfo-icon into launching into peace negotiations with the Afghan government.

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