BALKLH: Civil society activists and Balkh public representatives in a meeting urged the negotiating sides to hold the second round of the intra-Afghan talks inside Afghanistan.
In a public conference set up for this very purpose in Mazar-e-Sharif city, the provincial capital, they emphasized that Balkh had an excellent atmosphere to host the second round of peace talks.
Golrahman Hamdard and Fauzia Hamidi, two parliament members, called the war against Islamic values and stressed the need to continue peace talks inside the country.
They say that if peace talks were to take place inside Afghanistan, people could be good observers of the process and share their views.
Civil society activists and university professors also believe that many Afghans have sacrificed during the war in recent years, so they are entitled to monitoring the process.
This comes as there has been a strong push for Afghanizing the talks. Earlier, Kandahar proposed to be the home for the second round of negotiations.