- publish: 17 March 2016
- time: 6:46 pm
- category: Politics
- No: 3601
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s representatives arrive in Kabul for talks
A delegation of Hezb-e-Islami party arrived in Kabul today to hold talks with the Afghan High Peace Council, nearly a week after the group announced to participate in reconciliation process.
In a brief press conference, the delegation told reporters that Hezb-e-Islami party is keen to resolve issues with the Afghan government through peaceful negotiations.
The delegation also called on other militant groups to join talks and peace process with the Afghan government.
The Hezb-e-Islami party led by the notorious warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar announced Sunday that the group is prepared to participate in peace talks with the Afghan government.
The party in a statement said they are prepared to participate in the peace talks in a bid to show to the nation that Hezb-e-Islami wants peace.
The statement further added Hezb-e-Islami party condemns the inclusion of the group’s two members in the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) by the United States, saying the move by the US government comes amid calls by the Afghan government to start reconciliation process.
The visit by Hezb-e-Islami delegation to Kabul for peace talks comes as the Taliban group has rejected to participate in the talks.
The Afghan government was expecting to start face to face talks with the Taliban group at the first week of this month following the conclusion of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) meeting last month where calls were made for direct talks.
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