AT-KABUL: Former President Hamid Karzai met on Tuesday with President Ashraf Ghani. The newly appointed head and deputy of the High Peace Council (HPC) Pir Sayed Ahmad Gilani and Mohammad Karim Khalili, and the National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar were also present on the occasion.
In the meeting held in the ex-president’s office, President Ghani assured Karzai that the peace council would follow the plans and strategies chalked out during the former president’s tenure. “The High Peace Council will implement the policies and programs considered by the Consultative Loya Jirga for Peace during the presidency of Your Excellency,” Ghani said.
Karzai said that the appointment of the head and deputy of the peace council is a wise step, calling Gilani an honorable elder and prominent jihadi leader. He also said that his former deputy, Khalili, was one of the prominent jihadi figures.
He called peace as the first and most important goal of the Afghan people, announcing his support to the High Peace Council in order to reach this great goal.
He congratulated Gilani and Khalili, wishing them success in their responsibilities to bring durable peace and security in the country.