US official says Turkey conference will help Afghan negotiators to make progress in their negotiations, and will complement the peace talks that are currently ongoing in Doha
KABUL: The assessment of peace proposals, including the one provided by President Ashraf Ghani has been completed, the High Council for National Reconciliation said in a statement.
A 15-member committee, leading by the former vice president, Mohammad Yunus Qanooni has evaluated at least 25 peace proposals. A number of political parties, including media outlets and civil society organizations had offered their peace proposals to the council where all of them were assessed.
One peace plan will be presented in the upcoming Turkey conference with the Taliban group and the foreign representatives in order to end the ongoing deadly war through political compromise.
The reconciliation council says they have assessed and analyzed these peace plans in five working sessions.
According to the statement, the committee is scheduled to hold its last meeting on Saturday to review the views offered.
Once all the mindset are taken, the draft peace plan will be presented at a meeting of the leadership committee of the High Council of National Reconciliation, the statement said.
The upcoming peace conference on Turkey is considered a milestone in the Afghan peace efforts.
“The gathering, as in all facets of this process, will be Afghan-owned and supported by high-level attendants from the international community, building on recent international meetings in support of the peace process,” Ned Price, spokesperson for the US Department of State, said at a press briefing on Thursday.
“This upcoming conference, it’s meant to help Afghan negotiators to make progress, to make progress in their negotiations, and will complement the peace talks that are currently ongoing in Doha,” she said.