Mohammad Umer Daudzai, President Ashraf Ghani’s Special Envoy for Regional Affairs on Consensus About Peace as well as the head of the High Peace Council (HPC) secretariat, on Wednesday said that he will visit Pakistan next week to discuss peace consensus in regional level.


Mohammad Umer Daudzai, President Ashraf Ghani’s Special Envoy for Regional Affairs on Consensus About Peace as well as the head of the High Peace Council (HPC) secretariat, on Wednesday said that he will visit Pakistan next week to discuss peace consensus in regional level.
Addressing a consultative meeting of HPC members and civil society representatives, Mr. Daudzai said that 2019 is the year of peace for Afghanistan.
“We really want to reach peace. For this, we should have a regional consensus and our first trip will be to Pakistan and then we will decide on whether to visit Iran,” Daudzai added.

Ghani’s envoy said that there are three uncertainties about how to reach a peace deal with the Taliban.
According to him, the first uncertainty is that it is not clear what actually the countries in the region including neighboring nations want in Afghanistan. The second uncertainty is that it is not clear what Taliban actually wants. The third uncertainty is that so far it is not clear that what price should be given for peace deal with the Taliban.

Daudzai’s trip to Pakistan will be his first one on peace in Afghanistan.
This comes as Taliban delegation has recently traveled to Tehran and met the Iranian officials regarding peace in Afghanistan. The next round of peace talks between the Taliban representatives and the US officials will be held in Saudi Arabia.

Daudzai said today’s gathering was held to discusses government’s redlines and flexibilities in peace talks with the Taliban.


News Id: E12766