Meet in Kabul: Loya Jirga discusses peace and release of Taliban

In Afghanistan, came together on Friday, the Grand Assembly to discuss the peace process with the Taliban. In the case of the rarely convened Loya Jirga is like

Meet in Kabul: Loya Jirga discusses peace and release of Taliban

In Afghanistan, came together on Friday, the Grand Assembly to discuss the peace process with the Taliban. In the case of the rarely convened Loya Jirga is likely to be the fate of 400 detainees Taliban whose release could pave the way for talks on an end to the 19-year-old war free.

Around 3200 tribal elders, spiritual and political leader and municipal delegates from all the provinces of the country in the Hindu Kush were invited to the traditional gathering in the capital, Kabul. Target of a minimum of three days of scheduled discussions is to agree on a recommendation for the government, whether the prisoners should be released. The Assembly is held under strict security arrangements, this time to protect against the Coronavirus.

A Loya Jirga to reach a consensus between the various ethnic groups and tribal factions, and is traditionally used in exceptional circumstances, be convened. This time it comes to the part of the agreement between the United States and the Taliban in February to allow for the withdrawal of American troops. It was agreed that as a precondition for talks between the Islamists and the United States-supported government in Kabul about 5000 Taliban fighters from Afghan jails are released, should be. The government has all left up to about 400 extremists freely, accusing them of the most serious crimes such as murder, drug trafficking and kidnapping. Many Afghans put great hopes in the peace process, have doubts about the willingness of the Taliban to hold on to for the American withdrawal it.

Updated Date: 07 August 2020, 07:19

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