Reports indicate that Taliban’s chief negotiator Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanakzai will lead the Taliban team.
The aim of the jirga will be for delegates to define negotiable and non-negotiable issues in peace talks.
Stoltenberg said he agreed with the US envoy that peace efforts are not about leaving, but to reach a deal to end the war.
Pakistan’s FM said peace must come through a negotiated political settlement – through intra-Afghan dialogue.
The US envoy said he met with EU and NATO partners and was encouraged by their endorsement on the progress made regarding peace.
Sibghatullah Mojaddedi served as president after the fall of Mohammad Najibullah’s government in April 1992.
Major Gen. Massoud Andarabi was serving as deputy director of the NDS before his new assignment.
Ghani says that in the Jirga, Afghans will discuss ways to achieve a sustainable peace in the country.
The Ministry of Defense says military operations against militants are ongoing in at least 15 provinces.
Abdullah says the "obstinacy" of the Taliban is the main reason behind the war.
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