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Doha meeting to discuss ceasefire, intra-Afghan talks on second day

Doha meeting to discuss ceasefire, intra-Afghan talks on second day

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Jul 08, 2019 - 12:48

DOHA (Pajhwok): Participants of the ongoing intra-Afghan conference in Qatar on second day (Monday) would discuss ceasefire and intra-Afghan peace talks.

Kicked off yesterday, 60 people, including a 17-member delegation of Talibaninfo-icon and political heavyweights from Afghanistaninfo-icon, are attending the two-day intra-Afghan dialogue in Doha, the capital of Qatar.

Besides the Taliban, Afghan civil societyinfo-icon, human rights activists, womeninfo-icon representatives and prominent political figures from Afghanistan and Europe are participating in the meeting brokered by Qatar and Germany.

A participant of the meeting, who wished to go unnamed, told Pajhwok Afghan News a joint committee has been created for their second day meeting.

The source said the joint committee was comprised of Dr.RanginDadfarSpanta, Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhiwal, NaderNadari, HabibaSourabi and LatfullahNajafzadah and from Taliban Mullahinfo-icon Amir Khan Mutaqi, MaulviHanafi and ShabuddinDilawar.

According to the source the joint committee would hold a special meeting before noon today (Monday) and work on their resolution letter.

The source said that the participants of the conference would present their suggestions to the general meeting and would issue a resolution letter followed by a vote.

The source further added that the committee would discuss the ceasefire and an intra-Afghan peace talks with the Afghan political figures.

The source said the meeting discussed the truce yesterday but it was rejected by the Taliban representatives but Taliban were soft over the discussion of an intra-Afghan dialogue.

Another source said that the meeting decided to have an intra-Afghan dialogue in Norway in future.

According to another report, Tolo News TV channel director, LuffullahNajfzadah and, the Journalists’ Protection Committee’s head, SidiqullahTawhidi who attended the meeting have met with Taliban’s Cultural Committee’s head, Mullah Amir Khan Mutaqi.

AnwarulhaqAhadi, another Kabulinfo-icon delegate, told Pajhwok that yesterday’s meeting had no exact agenda and it was an open discussion and each participants was presenting his/her own view.

 Most of the participants stressed over truce, some talked on women’s rights, others democracy but the discussion was generally good, he said.

He said there were no any decisions made in yesterday’s meeting but today’s meeting would conclude with some breakthroughs.

He said yesterday’s car bombing attack in Ghazni was also discussed in their meeting.

Another participant of the meeting, MaulviShafiullahNuristani told Pajhwok that yesterday was an important day and both sides had shared their suggestion and views with each other.

He said that both sides had agreement on most issues while there were only few issues with disagreements.

Nursitani added that all people should live under a single system and law and the past years’ achievements should be protected with some reforms.

He said intra-Afghan dialogue, foreign troops’ withdrawal, system and the constitution were other topics discussed.

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