Ghani calls consultative jirga on peace with Taliban

Salaam Times

KABUL -- President Ashraf Ghani Monday (February 11) called for a grand consultative jirga on the peace process with the Taliban.

The jirga will help to achieve a dignified peace in the country, Ghani said at the National Consultative Meeting on Peace at the presidential palace, according to a statement from his office.

Jirga participants "will discuss the nature of the peace talks and the post-peace government in Afghanistan", he said.

The jirga is set to be held next month in Kabul. The exact date is to be announced later.

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