Istanbul Summit on Afghan Peace to start on Mid-April


KABUL: The Istanbul conference on the Afghan peace process will begin on April 16 and continue for 10 days, local medias reported on Sunday.

This comes a day after the Afghan National Security Advisor (NSA), Hamdullah Mohib told media in Kabul that date and agenda for the summit hasn’t been finalized, adding that talks were underway.

Early March, US President Joe Biden unveiled a new proposal for the Afghan peace process, that included several recommendations, including convening a multilateral conference on accelerating efforts for a peaceful settlement to the Afghan conflict.

The Turkish conference on the Afghan peace is part of the US’s new peace plan that aims to bring together warring parties and world powers to find a political settlement to the Afghan conflict.

Meanwhile, US Special Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Kabul on Saturday evening for consulting with Afghan politicians about the conference.