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CEO rejects “negative” rumors, supports peace deal with HIA

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: The Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Monday rejects all what he called “negative rumors” and declared support of the peace deal with the Hezb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) party led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.

Abdullah said that “we have no tension about peace and its result with any group.”

“Our tension is about war, because war puts negative impacts on everyone and snatches opportunities from people.”

He assured that since beginning of the peace deal process with HIA, he had been following it eagerly and sincerely.

“We have been involved in all processes of the negotiations and serious for the outcomes,” he addressed a cabinet meeting.

He insisted that: “we were serious in reaching peace, which is a big dream for people.”

He highlighted that there was no point against the national interests in the HIA peace deal, thus it require us to be serious in implementation of this agreement in future.

Signing the deal would have positive impacts, but all problems won’t be solved, so its responsibility for all to work together to cope with the challenge across the country in future, he mentioned.

According to some reports, the peace council had earlier said that the agreement would be signed be the end of the week.

It had said that technical issues of the draft were solved and it will be signed soon.

Negotiation process between government of Afghanistan and HIA party has been started five months ago and finally both side reached to agreement over a draft comprised of 25 articles.

HPC also said that the peace deal between Hezb-e-Islami and the Afghan government was due to be signed before the Eid holidays, but it was postponed because of some technical issues.

Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, had nodded around five months ago to join peace process and started negotiation with the Government of Afghanistan. Afghan government welcomed the preparedness of HIA for peace parleys.

Recently people and some tribal elders from different part of Afghanistan also welcomed peace deal with HIA and they announced support from HIA joining to reconciliation process.

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