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Pompeo reacts to holding of Loya Jirga to discuss peace process in Afghanistan

07 Aug 2020 The Khaama Press News Agency

The Secretary of the United States reacted to the holding of National Grand Assembly (Loya Jirga) to discuss the peace process in Afghanistan.

“I commend the participants of the Loya Jirga as they gather to consolidate national support for peace in Afghanistan. After 40 years of war, bloodshed, and destruction, the parties are ready to embark on a political process to reach a negotiated settlement,” Pompeo said in a Twitter post.

The 4th consultative Loya Jirga (National Grand Assembly) kicked off in Kabul earlier today to discuss the prospects for peace in the country, mainly focusing on the release of 400 Taliban prisoners who are deemed as dangerous inmates.

Sources privy of the development are saying that Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the Chief Executive of the HIgh Peace Council for Peace has been proposed to head the Grand Assembly.

The source further added that Abdullah has accepted the offer to lead the National Grand Assembly.

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