Regional Efforts Grow for Afghan Peace – IWPR

Praise for latest talks supporting peace negotiations between Kabul and the Taleban.

A member of the United States Air Force keeps watch over the runway at Kandahar Air Field. (Photo: Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)

Analysts and officials have welcomed Saudi Arabia’s hosting of a two-day conference on peace in Afghanistan as an important step towards a regional solution for the ongoing conflict.

Held in the cities of Jeddah and Mecca, the July summit was attended by 200 religious scholars from 57 countries who agreed that the current war went against the teachings of Islam.

The Muslim Scholars on Peace and Stability in Afghanistan event was organised by the Suadi government in concert with the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

Ahead of the conference, the Afghan High Peace Council expressed hope that a Taleban delegation would attend the talks. However, the insurgent group put out a statement in which they denounced the event….. Read More on IWPR