By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: Special Representative of the President and the State Minister for Peace, Abdul Salam Rahimy, met with the European Union Ambassador to Afghanistan, Pierre Mayaudon and his accompanying delegation and exchanged views on the Afghan peace process and the role of civil society in this process, a statement from the ministry told The Kabul Times daily yesterday.
At the meeting, Pierre Mayaudon spoke about the role of civil society in the peace process, information sharing with the people, and people’s support for the peace process.
He also said that the EU is willing to cooperate in terms of providing technical support for the peace process, the statement added.
The State Minister for Peace thanked the EU for playing an effective role in attaining the achievements of the last two decades. Minister Rahimy said that the government has been able to create a national consensus for peace and is now working to create a consensus on the price of peace. Referring to the valuable activities of civil society institutions, he added, these institutions will play an effective role in decentralizing the peace process and will pave the way for people who live in the provinces and districts to be involved in the process.
According to the statement from the ministry, the Special Representative of the President said that the government had taken note of the capacity of women as a major part of society and had begun work to create an appropriate structure to ensure their participation and inclusion in the peace process.
He said that the State Ministry for Peace emphasizes on the long-term cooperation of grassroots groups from the provinces and districts, the statement added.