UN-led conference on Afghanistan will begin on April 24, the co-conveners of the conference said on Tuesday amid intensive diplomatic efforts to put an end to the ongoing conflict in the country.
“The Republic of Turkey, the State of Qatar, and the United Nations are co-convening a high level and inclusive conference from 24 April – 4 May 2021 between representatives of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban. Turkey is hosting the conference in Istanbul,” the statement said.
The statement says that the co-conveners are committed to supporting a sovereign, independent and unified Afghanistan.
Based on the statement, “the overriding objective of the Istanbul Conference on the Afghanistan Peace Process is to accelerate and complement the ongoing intra-Afghan negotiations in Doha on the achievement of a just and durable political settlement.”
According to the statement, the expectation from the conference is to provide an important opportunity for all partners to reiterate support for the people of Afghanistan on their path toward inclusive peace, stability, and prosperity.
Initially, the Turkey conference was supposed to be on April 16.
But the Taliban on Monday said that the group is not ready to attend the Turkey conference on the earlier expected date, April 16, given their consultations on the details of the event.
Courtesy: TOLO NEWS