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Afghan, Pak & Indonesian ulema to meet on May 11

Afghan, Pak & Indonesian ulema to meet on May 11

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May 08, 2018 - 17:10

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Jakarta is set to host a trilateral meeting of religious scholars from Afghanistaninfo-icon, Indonesia and Pakistaninfo-icon on May 11 to explore ways of bringing peace and stability to the war-torn country.

The meeting is aimed to provide a platform for the ulemainfo-icon from Indonesia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan to discuss how they could best contribute to the peace process in Afghanistan.

Discussion would focus on highlighting Islamic teachings regarding the imperative of peace and brotherhood among Muslims. The conference, slated for May 11, will take place at the Bogor Palace.

The event will be preceded by a technical meeting between co-chairs to discuss proceedings of the meeting on May 10.

Earlier, High Peace Council (HPC) Secretary Akram Khpalwak announced the date of the ulema conference 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 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 fatwa (edict) to convince the Taliban into launching into peace negotiations with the Afghan government.

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