KABUL -- Representatives from more than 50 Muslim countries are set to meet Tuesday (July 10) in Saudi Arabia to discuss the Afghan peace process, Radio Free Afghanistan (RFA) reported Monday (July 9).
During the two-day meeting in the cities of Makkah and Jeddah, the participants will discuss how they can help bring peace to Afghanistan, according to Afghanistan's High Peace Council.
"This is the first time that many religious scholars from other countries are coming together to discuss peace in Afghanistan, and this is very important for direct talks with the Taliban," HPC spokesman Ehsan Taheri told RFA.
A 30-member delegation from Afghanistan is set to attend the meeting.
The Taliban has demanded that Afghan religious scholars not attend the meeting, according to RFA.
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