'Greater youth unity key to peace talks' success'


BALKH: Youngsters in Pul-e-Khumri city, the capital of Baghlan province, say youth makes the backbone of a society; thus, their cohesion and solidarity are essential in taking the peace process forward the best possible manner. 
The meeting entitled ‘The New Generation and Youth Peace Jirga’ was organized by the Youth Contact Group for Peace and stressed a ceasefire, end to war, successful completion of the peace process, and cessation of targeted killings.
Mohammad Sangar Amirzadeh, head of the Youth Contact Group for Peace, says the organization is working to bring young people together and promote peace by gathering the views of this class of the society. 
 “Young people should have a pivotal and influential role in the Afghan peace process,” he said, adding their perspective and suggestions on peace, as well as how to advance the process, are collected and would be shared to promote the talks.
Emphasizing that young people are the country’s backbone and should be given proper representation, participants in the gathering said they could play a useful role in promoting this phenomenon, which holds national essence.