Samangan youth demand a greater role in peace talks


BALKH: Youth in northern Samangan province demand the government to facilitate their adequate participation in the intra-Afghan peace talks, emphasizing youth’s role in the process.
They spoke at a gathering on Saturday in Aibak city, the provincial capital, organized by the UN Political Assistance Mission aimed at spreading awareness regarding peace among youngsters. 
The participants, coming from various northern provinces, called on the government to pave the way for their participation and role in the peace talks.
The gathering demanded an end to war and bloodshed while announcing support to the peace process, as well as the promotion of a culture of peace. 
Meanwhile, the participants also called on the peace negotiators in Doha to prioritize ceasefire and violence reduction during their negotiations.