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Taliban Continued Violence Poses ‘Serious Challenges’ to Peace Process: Afghan President

07 Jul 2020 The Killid Group

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf hosted the first of three multi-lateral online meetings aimed at briefing the international community on the long-awaited peace negotiations. In the meeting, participants from 19 countries and global community attended. “If the Taliban continue fighting, the Afghan peace process will face serious challenges,” he spoke in the virtual meeting. He sought regional support for the Afghan peace process, adding “the support of regional and neighboring countries for regional consensus will help Afghanistan to achieve its goals on peace.” The Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, meanwhile, announced the participants of the meeting “strengthening regional consensus for peace,” the participants urged the Taliban to reduce the level of violence to pave the way for an intra-Afghan dialogue. Afghanistan is hosting two other video conferences this week, officials announced. A second trilateral meeting will be held between Afghanistan, Pakistan, and China on Tuesday (July 07), according to officials in the ministry. Security and economic cooperation, and the peace process will be discussed by the participants. The third meeting will be attended by Afghanistan’s major international partners and the countries which provided support for Afghanistan in security and economic fields for over the past 19 years, said officials in the foreign ministry. The post Taliban Continued Violence Poses ‘Serious Challenges’ to Peace Process: Afghan President appeared first on The Killid Group.

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