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Any step towards peace to be based on consultation: President Ghani

رئیس جمهور غنی هر قدمی که در خصوص صلح برداشته می شود، بر مبنای مشورت خواهد بود

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani held a consultative meeting about peace with the Coordination Council of Jamiat-i-Islami party here the other day, a statement from the presidential press office said.
The meeting which was held on Thursday, the President said any step to be taken towards peace in Afghanistan would be based on consultation.
The meeting discussed the High Peace Council (HPC) activities and bring them at par with the new situation, creating a consultative peace board to be comprised of representatives from political parties, civil society and all 34 provinces as well as creation of different committees when the peace talks begin.
Sayed Ikramuddin, Ghulam Faroq Majroh, Raz Mohammad Dalili and Eng. Abdul Rahim talked on behalf of the Coordination Council of Jamiat-i-Islami at the meeting, the statement said.
The council representatives supported the government’s ongoing efforts about peace and welcomed the president’s action on creating the consultative peace board. They said the HPC and political forces’ capacities should be used in the peace drive.
The party’s Coordination Council stressed all the warring sides should take part in the peace process and that the consultative peace board should be inclusive.
After listening to the meeting participants, President Ghani said that the government was working based on people’s consensus demand and any steps being taken regarding the peace process would be based on consultations.
He said consultations about the peace process were ongoing with different classes of people in the country and the results of the discussions would be shared with the public once they concluded.
According to another report, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with members of the Afghan Women Network.
Representing others Roshan Mashal chairman of the Afghan Women Network and Mariam Rahmani member of the leading board of the network expressed their views on peace process, saying Afghan women were supporting peace and playing key role in widespreadthe culture of peace in the country.
Praising women’s wide participation in parliamentary elections, President Ghani said women’s role and membership to be consideredin establishment of a board for peace in the country.
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