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Abdullah to rebels: Show strong determination for peace

Abdullah to rebels: Show strong determination for peace

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Nov 02, 2017 - 15:18

KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday reiterated his call for insurgents to take a firm decision on joining the peace process.

A statement from his office said Abdullah made the remarks during a meeting with religious scholars, tribal elders and youth from different provinces of the country.

It said the participants of the meeting, while declaring full support to government, also shared a number of issues with the CEO and demanded solutions.

The key points discussed at the meeting were independence of the electoral bodies, transparency in poll process, controlling insecurity and diverting attention to public health and education.

Combating corruption and appoints on merit were the other main issues they conferred on.

Abdullah was quoted as saying: “The government’s stance on peace is strong and its doors are open for reconciliation as the High Peace Council has been established for this purpose.”

He hailed the role of religious scholars and tribal elders in ensuring security as significant. Abdullah said the ongoing war had been imposed upon Afghanistan.

Achieving lasting peace required a strong determination from all sides involved. Insurgents should also have such intentions, the chief executive remarked.

The CEO assured his interlocutors of free and transparent election, saying discussions had already been launched in this regard for how to restore public trust on polls.

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