By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: The Afghan government on Monday assured the United Nations that any peace talks with the Taliban will be inclusive, involving Afghans from all layers of society.
“The Afghan government has a clear roadmap for the peace process. One of the main principles of this process is its all-inclusiveness,” Presidential spokesman Sediq Sediqqi told reporters in Government Media and Information Center in Kabul on Monday. “The presence of women in Qatar conference shows the inclusiveness of the peace process.”
“Now, we are in the first phase of the peace talks; the next phase is direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban,” he added.
This comes a day after the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed, said the peace process in Afghanistan is not inclusive as it should be.
She stressed that the peace process should reflect the aspirations of all Afghans, with women at the center of the process.