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Thursday July 11, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Intra-Afghan peace conference held by participation of 60 representatives from political parties, civil society activists, women right activists and Taliban representatives’ office on 7 and 8 July 2019 in Doha Qatar.
BNA political analysts commenting on the issue writes, the session has ended by approval of a resolution, the contents of the resolution explained that the ideas and stance of both sides completely has changed. Before the intra-Afghan peace conference no one can’t think that the sides sitting on table and discuss various significant issues after years’ wars and agreed on different issues, but the participants did so and hope peace alive. Despite of contradictions in the content of resolution the agreement of intra-Afghan peace conference is a step toward establishing understanding environment among Afghans the matter that our society seriously need it.
Resolution of intra-Afghan peace conference proves that Afghans able to stop war and disputes and reach to a durable peace in Afghanistan. The resolution shown that Afghans can to reach an agreement based on reconciliation and national interests. Should be noted that the result of intra-Afghan conference actually was the consequences of already session held between representatives of U.S., government and political parties and Taliban group. Political analysts called intra-Afghan peace conference wasting time and without result, it is not like that, each conference hold between opposite groups have role and pave the way for next round of peace dialogue.
The main point of intra-Afghan peace conference is that the trust has been established among the participants and opposite groups must be avoid from disputes and also strengthen confidence among each other.
It is the obligation of parties involved in war to prepare the mind of people for accepting peace resolution approved in Doha. Peace can only be sustainable and durable that all people accept and support it, this is possible when people launching massive advertisements for achieving peace, reconciliation and unity.
Government organizations, media, religious scholars, tribal elders, civil society activists and also armed oppositions that support current peace process and believe on lasting peace should work together for ensuring peace and stopping bloodshed in Afghanistan.
Najib Shinwari

 

Thursday, July 11, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Idrees Zaman, Deputy Foreign Minister of Afghanistan on Tuesday said the Doha intra-Afghan meeting was a positive step toward the launches of the direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban insurgent group.
Speaking at the National Peace Symposium in Kabul, the Afghan official welcomed the final declaration of the Doha meeting, saying the time is short and there is a need for the launch of intra-Afghan dialogue to reach a peace deal.
Mr. Zaman further said that if the war in Afghanistan is not ended through direct negotiation between the Afghan government and the Taliban, achievements of the last 18 years will be faced with serious problems.
At the same time, Mohammad Ehsan Zia, the Head of the US Institute of Peace in Afghanistan said that the two sides should not step back from the negotiation in order to reach to peace deal.
Meanwhile, Russia supports the results of the intra-Afghan meeting in Doha and hopes that it would lay the foundation for the future reconciliation agreement in Afghanistan, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said in a statement.
“Russia supports the results of the Second Inter-Afghan Dialogue Conference held in Doha on July 7-8,” she said.
“it was basically a cont9inuation of the conversation between representatives of a broad range of Afghanistan’s socio-political forces, including the armed opposition, which was started last February, and is aimed at launching a peace process in that country as soon as possible,” she added.
“We are satisfied that the participants at the Doha meeting adopted a final statement reflecting their intention to steadily move towards on inter-Afghanistan peace,” Zakharova said the statement.
Moscow has repeatedly stressed that the inter-Afghan dialogue “reflects the principle of an Afghan led and Afghan –owned peace process that was broadly approved by the international community.”
“in Afghanistan’s current reality, such meetings are the only viable channel of communication not only for the confronting sides of the conflict but also for the key political forces of the IRA, without which it will hardly be possible to achieve durable peace,” she said in the statement.
She said that they hope communication will lay the foundation for a future peace agreement and will more clearly outline the contours of the post-conflict arrangement in Afghanistan.
Yarzada

Thursday, July 11, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, cabinet meeting was held yesterday.
In the meeting, President Ghani first condemned in the strongest term the recent deadly and brutal attacks of enemies in Kabul and Ghazni, where a number of our innocent countrymen in particular children have been martyred and wounded, saying that attack on children was against Islamic and national values and the act would not result in concession in peace process.
Meanwhile, the country’s President by praising Abdul Salam Rahimi as former chief of staff of the office of President for his services, welcomed participation of newly appointed chief of staff of the office of President Dr. Faizullah Kaker, acting minister of telecommunication and information technology Faheem Hashimi, acting minister of higher education Abdul Tawab Bala Karzai, senior advisor to President on cultural affairs, Shah Hussain Murtazavi and deputy of governance and programs for general directorate of the office of President in the cabinet meeting and wished them further successes in their careers.
Afterwards, acting minister of higher education delivered draft procedure of universities’ entry test to the meeting.  The cabinet approved the procedure in Principe and tasked the ministry of higher education to bring corrections in the procedure in accordance to the meeting’s notifications and provide and execute an awareness plan with close cooperation of the ministry of justice.
Later on, deputy minister of policy for the ministry of finance delivered the ministry’s suggestion in connection with implementation of delivering online tax declarations to the meeting, adding that implementation and execution of the program would provide further facilitations to tax-payers.  The draft was approved by the cabinet meeting.
Afterwards, acting minister of urban development and land delivered demand for renting 7 acre government land in locality of Bagrami district of Kabul to a non-government organization (ECI)  for construction of orphanage to the meeting.
The cabinet approved in Principe the respective ministry’s demand.
T. Yarzada

Thursday, July 11, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive of the National Unity Government (NUG), Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with the German Federal Republic’s Special Representative to Afghanistan the other day, his office said.
At the meeting which was held at the Spidar Palace, both sides exchanged views on the recent intra-Afghan dialogue held in Qatar, development in peace talks and preparation for holding the presidential election, a statement from his office said.
The German representative to Afghanistan shared details about the Qatar peace meeting with the Chief Excusive and said the talks was a positive step towards peace and assured him of his country’s continued cooperation with Afghanistan and hoped the peace process could give positive result, according to the statement.
The CE lauded the German government role as effective in the Afghan peace talks and hoped the efforts could pave the way for direct talks between the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban group.
Yarzada

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