Ghani peace quest wins Indian support
AT-KABUL: Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Vinay Kumar has assured the High Peace Council Chairman Mohammad Karim Khalili of New Delhi’s support to the peace and reconciliation of in the war-torn Afghanistan.
President Ashraf Ghani’s peace proposition back in February sought to attract the Taliban’s attention in joining the reconciliation process by offering unprecedented concessions to the militant group.
Ghani had reiterated his offer in Kabul Process Conference in the presence of representatives from 25 countries and global organizations. The offer proposes a constitutional amendment, the Taliban prisoners release and delisting Taliban leaders from international blacklist.
A Peace Council statement on Friday said that Kumar reassured Indian support to Afghanistan in the future and added his country was helping Afghanistan in the areas of health, higher education, reconstruction and capacity building. Peace and stability in Afghanistan was in the interest of the region and Indian along with other international partners would continue to support the peace process.
Referring to cordial relationship between Kabul and New Delhi, Khalili thanked the Indian support to Afghanistan. National consensus on peace existed and there was need for regional consensus on issues related to Afghanistan.
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