1st Intra-Afghan Roundtable; Islamabad

1st Intra-Afghan Roundtable; Islamabad

As part of the ‘Lahore Process’, Lahore Center for Peace Research (LCPR) organized an intra-Afghan dialogue roundtable at Serena Hotel Islamabad on January 14, 2020.

The Lahore Process for Intra-Afghan dialogue involving the leaders of the Afghan political parties and factions was initiated in June 2019 at Bhurban.
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The Islamabad roundtable was attended by a 13 member Afghan delegation led by Haji Muhammad Mohaqiq, Head of Hizb-e-Wahdat Mardam-e-Afghanistan. This was the first in a series of the similar intra-Afghan roundtables proposed to be held providing a platform to other Afghan political parties and groups to facilitate their mutual discussions on Afghanistan’s long awaited transition to peace.

During the Islamabad roundtable, the leaders from Hizb-e-Wahdat Mardam-e-Afghanistan agreed that Afghans alone are the final arbiters of their destiny and that an afghan led and afghan owned reconciliation was necessary to ensure smooth and orderly peace transition in Afghanistan. They also agreed that the process of intra-Afghan dialogue needs to be accelerated to sustain the peace momentum generated in recent months.

The Hizb-e-Wahdat Mardam-e-Afghanistan leaders appreciated Pakistan’s efforts in facilitating the Afghan Peace Process and thanked the LCPR for providing them with a friendly forum to pursue intra-Afghan dialogue.

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