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Afghan conflict needs robust peacemaking, experts say – National Catholic Reporter publications

After nearly 16 years of armed conflict in which three surges of foreign troops have failed to end the violence, one strategy has never been tried in Afghanistan: robust peacemaking. More »

Facilitating peace process in Afghanistan is in Pakistan’s national interest – Daily Times

During his election campaign, President Trump had vowed to end the foreign wars and redirect the resources towards domestic needs such as infrastructure development. He seems to have reversed his position by announcing that more troops will More »

 

China, Pakistan confer on Afghanistan stability – Pajhwok

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan and China have held fresh talks on regional and international efforts for lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan, days after the US president unveiled his much-anticipated policy for South Asia.

​”Ambassador Deng Xijun reaffirmed China’s continuing and firm support for Pakistan’s commitment to peace and stability in Afghanistan,” the Foreign Office said after Monday’s meeting in Islamabad.

Emphasising that there was no military solution to … Read More on Pajhwok

Religious leaders gather in Afghanistan’s north to strategize on peace – ReliefWeb

MAZAR-E-SHARIF – Religious leaders from provinces across Afghanistan’s northern region gathered in the capital city of Balkh to strategize on institutionalizing the principles of peace at all levels of society, from the social to the political.

“As Islam emphasizes peace as a fundamental principle, we have a clear duty to showcase that,” said Mawlavi Abdul Sattar, a scholar from Samangan, during opening remarks at the event organized by the Mazar regional office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

Afghanistan’s religious scholars, known as Ulema, play an important role in setting moral and ethical standards for their communities. They often work as peace brokers, and… Read More on Reliefweb

Pakistan, China to work for Afghan peace – DAWN News

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China on Monday pledged closer coordination on Afghanistan.

The understanding on enhanced cooperation for peace in Afghanistan was reached at a meeting of Chinese Special Envoy on Afghan Affairs Deng Xijun with Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua for a discussion on efforts for peace and stability in the war-torn country.

“They agreed to strengthen cooperation in the ongoing efforts for facilitating peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan as well as … Read More on Dawn News

China, Pakistan & Afghanistan: a strategic partnership for regional peace – Modern Diplomacy

On August 21 (Monday), U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled his new Afghanistan strategy in a national address, calling a rapid exit of the US troops from Afghanistan “unacceptable” and pledging a shift from a time-based approach to one based on conditions. Evidently, Trump ruled out a quick exit of the US troops, saying that a “nasty withdrawal” would create a vacuum that terrorists including the Islamic State and al-Qaida would instantly fill.

That means that the Untied States have been facing “immense” security threats in Afghanistan and the broader region, which made him stop following his “original instinct” to “pull out” the troops. Ahead of Trump’s speech, he had already agreed on… Read More on Modern Diplomacy

Pakistan, China agree to up efforts for peace in Afghanistan -The Express Tribune

Tehmina Janjua and Deng Xijun. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

Tehmina Janjua and Deng Xijun. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

Pakistan and China have agreed to strengthen cooperation in the ongoing efforts for facilitating peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan as well as promoting meaningful engagement among the three neighbourly countries.

The development came during a meeting of Chinese Special Envoy on Afghan Affairs Ambassador Deng Xijun with Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua on Monday, an official statement said.

The two also discussed regional and…. Read More on The Express Tribune

Media freedom, access to information debated at UN-backed event in Kandahar – Reliefweb

KANDAHAR – Participants at a UN-backed forum underscored the importance of media freedom and access to information as essential tools that can help foster peace and uphold human rights in Afghanistan’s southern region.

Organized by the Kandahar regional office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), the event brought together journalists from Zabul, Helmand and Kandahar to discuss security, access to information and other pressing issues.

“Access to information and the protection of journalists are challenging areas for media in the south,” said Javed Ahmad Lodin, head of Kandahar’s Media Centre, a nonprofit advocacy group. Mr Lodin noted that journalists are finding it difficult to get access to information as a result of… Read More on Reliefweb

Pakistan, China agree to continue close consultations for Afghan peace – ARY News

BEIJING: China has again reaffirmed its continuing support to Pakistan and vowed to further strengthen strategic friendship with it.                 

This was assured by Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi while talking to Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua in Beijing, reported Radio Pakistan.

The Chinese foreign minister lauded Pakistan’s great sacrifices made in fight against terrorism and urged international community to fully recognize these efforts.

The foreign secretary, underlining the importance of…. Read More on ARY News

Peace activist mobilizes rural women in western Afghanistan – Reliefweb

HERAT – Following the lively debate at a UN-backed women’s peace conference in April, a Herat activist has carried forward her vision for women’s involvement in conflict resolution and recently organized her own symposium for some 60 women in a remote district of the western province.

“Women in the western province are determined to be a part of bringing peace to the country, and will not wait for anybody’s permission to do so,” said Shakila Haqdoost, Head of the Women’s Council in Herat’s Ghoryan district, in an interview with the United Nations following the peace symposium she…. Read More on Reliefweb