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Feb 12, 2019
Ghani calls for consultative jirga to achieve peace
KABUL (Pajhwok): Praising Washington’s South Asia policy outcome as good, President Ashraf Ghani on Monday suggested that a loya jirga or grand assembly of tribal elders should be convened into session to plan a course for peace.
The president, who met with acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, said the bilateral security agreement or BSA between Afghanistan and the United States would remain in effect until durable peace was established in the country.
However, he said doing away with militant sanctuaries across the border as part of the US strategy remained ‘unaccomplished’, a statement from the Presidential Palace quoted the president as saying.
Ghani said views and suggestions of the grand assembly of representatives from across the country would be considered in different phases of the peace process.
He said the consultative peace gathering would follow the third Kabul Process summit to be mainly focused on the peace process. Afghanistan was preparing for the presidential election for continuation of democracy and peaceful transfer of power, he added.
Shanahan, who arrived on an unannounced visit to Kabul, also met with chief executive Abdullah Abdullah and defense minister Asadullah Khalid during his brief stay.
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