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Qatari Official Call Intra-Afghan Peace Talks Successful

Qatari Official Call Intra-Afghan Peace Talks Successful

DUBAI – A Qatari official has announced the “success” of Afghan peace talks held this week in Doha, the Qatari foreign ministry said in a statement dated Monday and published on Tuesday.
“We are very pleased today to reach a joint statement as a first step to peace,” said Mutlaq bin Majid Al Qahtan, the Qatari foreign ministry’s special envoy for conflict mediation, cited in the statement.
The two-day intra-Afghan conference about the Afghan peace process in Qatar ended by issuing a joint resolution.
Qatar and Germany co-hosted the intra-Afghan meeting held on 7, 8 of July 2019 in Doha.
All participants have full consensus that achieving sustainable and dignified peace which is the demand of the Afghan people, is only possible via Afghan inclusive negotiations.
Afghanistan is a united, Islamic country and home for all different ethnicities. Islamic sovereignty, social and political justice, national unity, territorial sovereignty, which all Afghans are committed upon.
Afghanistan shall not witness another war. The international community, regional and internal elements shall respect Afghans’ values accordingly.
In order to facilitate effective intra-Afghan talks, the warring parties should avoid threats, revenge and conflicting words and shall use soft words.
The Doha peace conference participants strongly support the ongoing peace talks in Doha and believe that effective and positive outcome from the talks will benefit Afghanistan.
Following steps should be taken to build a trusted environment for peace and keep the nation safe from the war and its consequences. (A) – Unconditional release of elder, disabled and ill inmates. (B) – Ensuring the safety of public institutions including schools, madrassas, hospitals, markets, water dams, and workplaces. (C) – Respect educational institutions. (D) – Respect and protect the dignity of the people, their life and property and minimize civilian casualties to zero.
Assuring that women’s rights are ensured in political, social, economic, educational and cultural areas within the framework of Islamic values.
Agreeing on a roadmap for peace based on the following conditions:
• Institutionalizing Islamic system in the country.
• Start of the peace process simultaneously with the accomplishment of all terms and conditions set forth.
• Monitoring and observation of the peace agreement.
• Required reforms and support of basic institutions, defense, and other institutions which belong to Afghans.
• Repatriation of migrants and return of internally displaced persons (IDPs).
• Support and assistance from donor countries for a peace agreement based on the new cooperation and relations.
• Insist during international conferences regarding the assurance of Afghanistan’s peace agreement.
• An assurance on zero interference from neighboring and regional countries in Afghanistan’s affairs.
• We acknowledge and approve the recent resolution of an intra-Afghan conference held on 5 and 6 Feb. in Moscow and we urge the Islamic Conference, the United Nations, the European Union, and Afghanistan’s neighboring countries to support the peace conference held in Moscow and Doha.
(Sahar News)

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