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Accord – Incremental peace in Afghanistan – Conciliation Resources

A radical new approach is needed in Afghanistan to build peace step-by-step. There needs to be a move beyond peace rhetoric, through a progressive, step-by-step process towards a political settlement which builds stability, confidence and legitimacy over time. The short-term objective More »

Afghanistan-Pakistan Finalize Joint Action Plan for Peace - Tolo News

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Tuesday said that diplomats from Afghanistan and Pakistan have wrapped up their fourth meeting in Islamabad on the joint action plan between the More »

 

Pakistani delegation in Kabul to attend bilateral action plan for peace session – The Express Tribune

Pakistan’s delegation in Kabul for APAPPS. PHOTO: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Afghanistan on Sunday held inaugural meetings of the five Working Groups (WGs) under the Afghanistan and Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) in Kabul in yet another step towards normalisation of relationship between the two neighbors after months of tensions.

The Afghan delegation was led by the deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Karzai, and the Pakistani side was led by the Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua.

The Pakistan team was made up of a 28-member multi-departmental, high-level delegation which included representatives from MOFA, SAFRON, Commerce, FBR, Railways, Communications, Interior, Military and Intelligence which met with their Afghan counterparts in respective … Read More on The Express Tribune 

Pakistan: Ghani’s Overtures to Taliban Give Hope for Afghan Peace – VOA news

Afghanistan hosted a new round of ongoing wide-ranging discussions with Pakistan Sunday in an effort to build mutual confidence and work together to bring an end to the Afghan conflict.

The Kabul meeting took place under a framework agreement of bilateral engagement called the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action-Plan-for-Peace-and-Solidarity (APAPPS). The process seeks enhanced military cooperation intelligence sharing to jointly fight regional terrorism and promote Afghan peace and reconciliation efforts.

Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai, who headed the Afghan delegation, informed Sunday’s meeting that the sides have made  …. Read More on VOA News

Danish commends Indonesia’s support for peace process – Pajhwok

KABUL (Pajhwok): Second Vice President Sarwar Danish says the Indonesia government’s support for the Afghan peace process has led to cooperation from others Muslim countries.

A statement from his office said the Indonesia envoy and Sarwar Danish held a meeting in Kabul on Wednesday. Danish thanked the Indonesia government’s efforts to boost the Afghan peace process.

Encouraged by Jakarta’s cooperation, others Muslim countries had also stepped support for the Afghan reconciliation process, the VP said.

Lasting peace is a necessity for regional countries, according to Danish, who called for combating extremism in line …. Read More on Pajhwok

Upcoming elections a good opportunity for the Taliban, Afghan nation: Ghani – khaama

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani once again invited the Taliban group to peace talks as he emphasized that the upcoming elections is a good opportunity for the group and the Afghan nation.

Speaking during a meeting of the Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board in Kabul, President Ghani said the laws and regulations are modified in other countries to pave the way for the participation of the participation of the opposition groups in the elections.

However, he said there are no such issues in the laws of Afghanistan and it would be better to conclude a peace deal before the elections rather than reaching an agreement after the elections.

In regards to the ongoing efforts for the Afghan-led peace process, President Ghani said a consensus is on the verge of building in the Islamic world for the Afghan reconciliation, international consensus has already…. Read More on Khaama

NATO Issues Declaration On Afghanistan – Tolo News

NATO’s secretary general also said the alliance is committed to sustaining its presence in Afghanistan until conditions change.

NATO allies wrapped up the two-day Heads of State and Government summit in Brussels and issued a declaration pledging to continue support to Afghanistan in its quest for peace. 

The final meeting of the summit was on Afghanistan.

In a joint statement on the declaration, NATO allies also pledged to continue funding Afghan forces through 2024.

“We, the Heads of State and Government of the nations contributing to the Resolute Support Mission, and the President of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, met today in Brussels to reaffirm our shared commitment to Afghanistan’s long-term security and stability. The people of Afghanistan demand peace and we are encouraged by the momentum building in that direction. We remain united in our commitment to help…. Read more on Tolo News

Religious Ulemas Meet in Saudi Arabia to Address Afghan Peace Efforts – Alsharq Al-Aswat

The OIC is hosting in Jeddah and Makkah a two-day conference on peace in Afghanistan. (SPA)

The “International Conference of Muslim Scholars on Peace and Stability in the Republic of Afghanistan” kicked off in the Saudi city of Jeddah on Tuesday in an attempt to present the differing views on ways to achieve peace in Afghanistan.

The two-day conference is hosted by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and will continue on Wednesday in the holy city of Makkah.

OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen urged at the beginning of the meeting all concerned sides to respond to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz’s call to reach …. Read More on Alsharq Al-Aswat

Working towards reconciliation in Afghanistan – The Express Tribune

The writer is a retired lieutenant general of the Pakistan Army and a former federal secretary. He has also served as chairman of the Pakistan Ordnance Factories Board

One of the foremost foreign policy issues demanding attention by the next government would be how to inject fresh vigour in improving relations with our neighbours, particularly Afghanistan. COAS General Bajwa’s sustained efforts to develop confidence in Afghan leadership shows that Pakistan is genuinely interested in advancing the peace process is showing encouraging signs. The two countries have agreed to establish an institutional mechanism of coordinating their policies and reviewing progress periodically. This policy would need a strong civilian back-up from our side after the elections.

The collusion between Indian and Afghan intelligence was a source of concern for the Pakistan establishment. With better understanding of each other’s position this issue in future should not stand in the… Read More on The Express Tribune

OIC chief calls on Kabul’s government to respond to ‘Peace and Stability in Afghanistan’ conference – Arab News

Secretary General of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen delivers a speech on December 13, 2017 during the Extraordinary Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on last week’s US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, in Istanbul. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / EMRAH YORULMAZ

DUBAI: Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, called on Kabul’s government and all components of Afghan society to respond to the conference hosted by Saudi Arabia regarding peace and stability in Afghanistan, Saudi state TV Al-Ekhbariya reported on Tuesday.

Organized by the OIC, the event titled “International Ulema Conference on Peace and Stability in Afghanistan” aims to help bring peace and stability in a country that has long been a victim of extremism.

At the conference’s opening, Al-Othaimeen said that Afghanistan has passed through difficult circumstances involving killings ….. Read More on Arab News