Ashraf Ghani will put ahead a three-phase peace roadmap for Afghanistan throughout a proposed assembly in Turkey, Reuters reviews.
Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani will put ahead a three-phase peace roadmap for Afghanistan throughout a proposed assembly in Turkey, in search of an settlement with the Taliban and a ceasefire earlier than elections, a doc seen by Reuters information company exhibits.
The US is pushing for a convention to be hosted by Turkey, with the involvement of the United Nations, this month to finalise a peace deal between the federal government and the Taliban as a Might 1 deadline looms for the withdrawal of all international troops.
Ghani’s plan will probably be offered as a counter to proposals put ahead by Washington – and rejected by the Afghan authorities – that envisage instantly drawing up a brand new authorized system for an interim administration to incorporate Taliban representatives.
The doc exhibits that Ghani’s Reaching an Endstate proposal will embody, within the first part, a consensus on a political settlement and an internationally monitored ceasefire.
The second part will probably be holding a presidential election and the institution of a “authorities of peace” and implementation preparations for transferring in the direction of the brand new political system.
The third part will contain constructing a “constitutional framework, reintegration of refugees and improvement” for Afghanistan transferring ahead.
A senior authorities official mentioned Ghani has already shared his highway map with international capitals.
A date for the Turkey assembly is but to be determined, however a number of sources instructed Reuters it may happen within the subsequent two weeks.
The Afghan authorities and a lot of politicians mentioned they must agree on an agenda with the Taliban earlier than the assembly.
In a press release final month, the Taliban threatened to renew hostilities towards international troops in Afghanistan if they didn’t meet the Might 1 deadline set out in an settlement between the armed group and the Trump administration final 12 months.
US President Joe Biden mentioned this month it will be “onerous” to withdraw the final US troops from Afghanistan by Might 1 “simply when it comes to tactical causes”, however he mentioned he didn’t assume they might nonetheless be there subsequent 12 months.
A senior authorities official mentioned the Taliban was keen to increase the Might 1 deadline and wouldn’t resume assaults towards international forces in alternate for the discharge of hundreds of their prisoners held by the Kabul authorities.
Mohammad Naeem, a Taliban spokesman in Qatar, mentioned no such provide had been made.