Afghan president picks close aide as peace envoy – AA

KABUL, Afghanistan Amid high hopes for truce, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday appointed his close aide, Abdul Salam Rahimi, as special envoy for peace. 

According to a statement issued by the presidency, Ghani picked his longstanding chief of staff, Rahimi, as special envoy for peace and state minister in peace affairs in accordance with Article 64 and Item 13 of the Constitution.

“Abdul Salam Rahimi will participate in cabinet meetings, National Security Council meetings, meetings of the high commissions and high councils,” the statement said.

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