Saturday June 10, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Kabul has hosted Kabul Process Conference for the first time, an initiative which was attended by over 24 regional and transnational countries.
The one-day conference aimed to reboot peace talks and enlist neighbors in a regional fight against terrorism.
Head of international relations commission of Wolesi Jirga, Abdul Qadir Zazai told Kabul Process initiative can pave the ground for ensuring peace, stressing the move can cause the world countries to further realize Afghanistan and the region’s situation.
Calling creation of coordination among regional and the world countries important on restoring peace, a number of experts said they hope Kabul Process could follow with practical strategies to reach sustainable peace in Afghanistan.
A political expert, Haidar Hemat said, “I think this was a good initiative, but it has its own problems in execution.” He added such meetings would not be followed with positive results unless a regional consensus is created.
Calling holding such conferences effective on ensuring peace in Afghanistan, another political expert, Kabir Ranjbar stressed that such initiatives would not be fruitful that soon.
The government of Afghanistan has been fully determined to take the initiative for the peace process, aiming to engage the region and the world in order to address the multiple dimensions of the ongoing violence in the country.
The search for peace and security in Afghanistan includes multiple interlinked dimensions – between the government, Afghan society, armed groups, neighbors in the region and involved actors around the globe.
To support an Afghan vision for peace, the strongest commitment of regional partners and key stakeholders needed more than ever. Taking the lead in this process underlines the willingness of Afghanistan as a sovereign state to act in a diplomatic context according to international norms and conventions, with the hope and expectation that all other participants will act according to the same international norms.
The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan initiated the first meeting of the Kabul Process for Peace and Security Cooperation in the capital last Tuesday. The meeting was held a week after the deadly bombing in the capital Kabul took the lives of more than a hundred people and injured over 300 others.
The Kabul Process Conference was attended by representatives from 25 countries and international Organizations. High level delegations from Central Asia States, Gulf States, Russia, China, India, Pakistan, US, Australia, UN and European Union (EU) had also been taken part in the conference.