On 17th October 2019, Hekmat K. Karzai, Chairman of the Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies (CAPS) held a meeting with Roland Kobia, European Union Special Envoy for Afghanistan. Mr Karzai briefed Amb Kobia about the recent expansion of CAPS into Herat, Helmand and Nangarhar provinces. In addition to providing pro-bono legal services to security detainees, CAPS field offices will also undertake various peacebuilding activities in the ground. Amb Kobia and Mr Karzai also exchanged views about the revival of peace talks with the Taliban, the recent presidential elections and overall security situation.

During the meeting, Head of EU Delegation to Afghanistan, Pierre Mayaudin and CAPS’ Deputy Director Hekmatullah Azamy were also present.