Hezb-e-Islami Welcomes Afghan Peace Efforts - 01-04-2012, 04:58 PM
The Hezb-e-Islami party has said it supports the Afghan peace efforts and wants to be part of the process, a spokesman for Afghan President said on Tuesday.
Emal Faizi, a spokesman for Afghan President Hamid Karzai, said on Tuesday that Hezb-e-Islami party had welcomed the peace efforts, adding that a delegation of the party had arrived to Kabul to meet with the President.
The delegation was invited through the High Peace Council, Mr Fazi said.
Mr Faizi said that the Afghan government not only welcomes the Taliban to join the peace process, but also calls on all other anti-government armed groups to support the process.
"The Hezb-e-Islami delegation has arrived to discuss about peace talks, they have said they will support peace efforts and want to be part of the process," Emal Faizi said.
Head of the Hezb-e-Islami delegation, Ghairat Bahir, told TOLOnews on the phone that the delegation was invited by the Afghan government, met with the Afghan President and expressed support to the peace process.
"We have been invited by the Afghan government and our talks are not related to the talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban," Mr Bahir said.
Ghairat Bahir and Qutbuddin Helal who are among the high ranking Hezb-e-Islami members in the delegation are expected to hold talks with other government officials as well as Afghan political leaders.
Hezb-e-Islami supports the peace talks at a time that the Taliban have also shown willingness to hold talks with the Afghan government and the United States.
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