President Ghani’s Special Envoy for Peace Umer Daudzai who addressed a press conference in Kabul on Sunday briefed media about developments in preparations for the upcoming Grand Consultative Jirga on Peace and said preparations are in full swing in this respect.
Daudzai says the peace Jirga will be held as scheduled on April 29 and that there will be no delay in it.
He said the total number of peace Jirga delegates will be almost 3,000 adding the Jirga will be the most all-inclusive and the biggest Jirga in the history of Afghanistan.
He mentioned that Jirgas in Afghanistan are similar to referendums in other countries.
Meanwhile, Daudzai said the Afghan government is in favor of meetings like Qatar and that the government is ready to attend such meetings in other countries and no opportunity on peace should be left unused.
Daudzai said the Afghan government received a list from Qatar side on the delegation which will attend the Doha meeting, but the list was rejected by Afghan leaders and the meeting was delayed to an unknown time.