By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: Afghan media has obtained details of the guiding principles for the Turkey conference shared with the Afghan Republic and the Taliban negotiators by the US, Qatar, Turkey and the UN.
The document has nine articles and the relevant parties to Afghan peace are expected to reach a unified stance on it ahead of the Turkey conference.
The guiding principles include a permanent and countrywide ceasefire, conducting joint efforts for peace without mutual blaming, political participation under Islamic principles, transitional administration, equal rights for all citizens without discrimination, support for the rights of all Afghans, sincere efforts to achieve real coexistence, implementation of balanced social and economic plans, allowance of humanitarian workers’ activities, maintaining of Afghanistan’s friendly relations with the region and the world, prevention of Afghanistan from becoming a source of threats to other countries, and protecting Afghanistan from external interference.
The document says that Islam, people’s traditions and preserving Afghanistan form the basis of national unity in Afghanistan. Regional and neighboring countries should prevent the infiltration of foreign fighters to Afghanistan.
Transparent and free elections should guarantee Afghanistan’s political future and there should be a guarantee to prevent the repeat of a civil war.
Meanwhile, Abdullah Abdullah, head of the High Council for National Reconciliation, said he has received the final draft of the republic’s peace proposal from the sub-committee of the Leadership Committee of the reconciliation council.