(MENAFN - Daily Outlook Afghanistan) KABUL- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the intra-Afghan conference forpeace in the Qatari capital Doha has been a long time coming and it is great tosee senior government, civil society, women and Taliban representatives at onetable together.
Hesaid all Americans should be glad to see Afghans sitting with Afghans to beginthe tough task of ending their country's conflict and building a shared futuretogether.
Afterjointly opening the first session of intra-Afghan meeting in Doha, PotzelMarkus in a tweet said: 'We have taken the initiative for this dialogue to pavethe way for peace in Afghanistan.
SeniorAfghan politicians, government officials, women and civil society activists arein Doha to attend the two-day all-Afghan talks with Taliban representatives.The meeting is brokered by Germany and Qatar.
PotzelMarkus said that talks were not enough and that dialogue should turn into ameaningful negotiating process.
Hemade it clear that the people of Afghanistan could only determine the future oftheir country.
Everyparticipant of the meeting kicked off Sunday morning will share their views onhow to resolve the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan.
Accordingto the meeting agenda, the huddle will start with recitation of some verses ofthe holy Quran and then representatives from Qatar and Germany would deliverwelcoming remarks.
SyedHamid Gelani, head of the Mahaz-i-Melli Political Party, told Pajhwok AfghanNews that such meetings could generate hopes for peace and reconciliation inthe country.
'Inthe past, people did not believe such meeting can take place, but I continuedmy efforts and was hopeful that this day would come, he said. (Pajhwok)