Afghan government to invite Taliban to attend upcoming consultative Loya Jirga

Salaam Times

KABUL -- The Afghan government will officially invite the Taliban to participate in the upcoming consultative Loya Jirga on peace scheduled for April 29, TOLOnews reported Wednesday (April 3).

"Hopefully, we will officially invite the Taliban to attend [the jirga], and if they attend, our stance will become a joint and national stance," TOLOnews cited Mohammad Umer Daudzai, President Ashraf Ghani's special representative for regional affairs for consensus on peace, as saying on Tuesday (April 2).

More than 2,000 Afghans from throughout the country are expected to attend the jirga to discuss peace with the Taliban.

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