Afghanistan to establish consultative board for peace efforts

Salaam Times

KABUL -- The Afghan government plans to form a consultative board to help foster peace talks, President Ashraf Ghani's office said in a statement Monday (November 5).

Speaking via a video teleconference from Kabul with provincial military and civilian officials of all provinces Monday evening, Ghani asked provincial officials to introduce their representatives to the board within three days.

The members will then travel to Kabul and start working with the government's technical team on reconciliation efforts, said the statement.

"It's planned that representatives of political parties and of civil society, women and national figures will be added to the board later," the statement added, quoting Ghani.

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