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Peace Is Impossible without Regional Consensus: Experts

As the U.S. Special Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad travels to Pakistan to discuss the Afghan peace process, Kabul-based politicians and experts believe that it is impossible to bring peace in Afghanistan without a regional consensus.
Peace Is Impossible without Regional Consensus: Experts

Mawlawi Qalamuddin, a former Taliban official says the Afghan government is a part of the problem on the ongoing Afghan peace process.
However, Abdul Qayoum Sajadi, a university lecturer and international relations expert expects from the U.S. special envoy to convince the regional countries to reach a consensus regarding peace in Afghanistan.
“Pakistan will not change its view toward Afghanistan until the United State does not provide a guarantee to Pakistan’s concerns and does not impose pressures on Pakistan to change its current view toward Afghanistan,” Sajadi said.
“Nowadays the conditions for intra-Afghan dialogue is available than any time. Afghans must use this opportunity to succeed the peace process,” said Hamayoun Jarir, a member of Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.
Khalilzad, an Afghan-born diplomat has been shuttling back and forth to the region in a bid to garner support for a peace deal between the Afghan government and the Taliban in order to end the longest war in American history.
During my visit to Islamabad and Doha, we will discuss how we make intra-Afghan dialogue happen as soon as possible, Khalilzad said in a tweet on Monday.
Meanwhile, during an interview with a private television network in Kabul, Khalilzad emphasized that any peace agreement with the Taliban would depend on the declaration of a permanent ceasefire.
Ambassador Khalilzad is expected to meet with the Taliban representatives in Doha in mid-April.
Source : Ariana News
Tuesday 30 April 2019 18:09
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