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Afghanistan- Future Political Arrangement to Make Key Part of Upcoming Talks

(MENAFN - Daily Outlook Afghanistan) KABUL- Afghan politicians who attended the two-day intra-Afghan conference in Dohasaid that Afghanistan's future political arrangement will make the main agendaof any future talks with the Taliban.
Nearly60 delegates from Kabul met with 17 members of the Taliban in Doha on July 7-8where they issued a resolution in which the militant group promised to reduceviolence by stopping attacks on civilian places, including schools, hospitalsand religious centers.
Butdespite that, the Taliban launched a complex attack on a hotel in thenorthwestern province of Badghis on Saturday, July 13, which left at leasteight people dead and seven others wounded. President Ashraf Ghani in astatement condemned the attack and said the Taliban has broken their promise theymade in Doha meeting to stop attacking civilian places.
'Thetype of the government is one of the serious issues between the two sides [theAfghan government and the Taliban] because the opponent side [the Taliban]insists on an Islamic emirate, but we [delegates from Kabul] at the [Doha]meeting insisted on the republic system, said Anarkali Honaryar, a delegate ofDoha Intra-Afghan Dialogue Conference on Peace.
'Theissue that the future government should be an Islamic republic or it should aparliamentary or presidential system, all these issues need to be settledbetween the two sides [the Afghan government and the Taliban], said MawlawiQalamuddin, a former Taliban member and a delegate of the Doha meeting.
Theoffice of the National Security Advisor said in a statement that it is expectedthat the next round of intra-Afghan talks will happen in the near future.
'[TheAfghan] Government sees the ongoing war in favor of none of the sides and isready to cooperate in any types of talks. We expect that the next [round of]talks will happen in the near future, the National Security Advisor'sspokesman Kabir Haqmal said.
Meanwhile,senior officials from the Afghan government insist on respect to values of theConstitution, which also includes the continuation of an Islamic republicsystem.
'TheAfghan people and the government will not feel necessary to trust ‘meaningless'slogans until the Taliban accepts all values which have been reflected in theAfghan Constitution such as the republic system, elections, freedom of thepress, the genuine rights of women, the Second Vice President Sarwar Danish ata ceremony in Kabul on Sunday.
Thiscomes as representatives of China, Russia, and the United States in a meetingin Beijing on July 12 agreed on the immediate start of intra-Afghannegotiations. (Tolo news)


Afghanistan- Future Political Arrangement to Make Key Part of Upcoming Talks

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