Ata Mohammad Noor Meets Khalilzad, Suggests Creation of “Elite Consensus” Alongside Government for Peace Negotiations

Jamiat-e-Islami Afghanistan leader Ata Mohammad Noor met with US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad on Tuesday.

He wrote on Twitter, “Had a constructive meeting with US Special Representative Khalilzad & we both emphasised on an inclusive peace agreement with the Taliban. I appreciated Mr. Khalilzad’s efforts in his negotiations & stressed that all the political parties & the Afghan Government must be included in the process.”

He added “We also stressed the need of having support of the neighbouring countries & the region in this process. More importantly, I mentioned that any future peace agreement must not damage interests of any country”.

Finally he said “I also stressed on formation of a big political & elite consensus alongside the Afghan Government to have direct dialogues with the Taliban as per the peace process. I also urged the Afghan Government to openly support it & avoid dodging itself that overshadows a successful process”.

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