Thursday March 25, 2021: The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Ashgabat hosted a video conference under the title of “Afghanistan Peace Process: Current status, Challenges and Solutions”.
The meeting was opened by Mr. Khan Wali Khan Basharmal, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Turkmenistan.
H.E. Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai the Chief Negotiator of Afghanistan’s Peace Negotiation Team was invited as a key speaker to the conference, shed light on Afghanistan’s perspective about the current status, challenges and solutions of the peace process.
Mr. Stanekzai also spoke about the Moscow meeting and Afghanistan’s views and position at peace conference which is going to be held in Turkey in April 2021.
Mr. Vepa Hajiyev, Deputy Minister for Political Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan also spoke about Turkmenistan’s role in Afghanistan’s peace process, emphasizing that his country has always supported Afghanistan’s position in the peace talks and seeks to ensure lasting peace, stability and security in Afghanistan.
In the second part of the video meeting which was moderated by Ahmad Tariq Noorzadeh Counselor of the Embassy, His Excellency Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai answered the questions of the participants.
The meeting was attended by 43 participants including Ambassadors from Central Asia and the Caucasus, a number of European countries, Eastern Asia, India, Pakistan, Iran, United States and Russia, and heads of international organizations including the United Nation’s Center for Preventive Diplomacy, United Nations Coordination Office in Ashgabat and country Director of UNICEF, OSCE, World Bank, USAID and others.
In the mentioned meeting a large number of national and foreign journalists as well as foreign writers and scholars also participated.
This meeting was initiated by the Embassy of I.R. Afghanistan in Ashgabat, provided an important opportunity for the diplomatic community in Turkmenistan to receive a clear picture of the latest developments in the Afghan Peace Process and the challenges it faces.
In addition, solutions that the Afghan Government believes could lead to lasting peace, security and stability were presented.