Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks at a news conference
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks at a news conference

Afghanistan to seek support for its peace process in Geneva talks

ANI | Updated: Nov 27, 2018 06:49 IST

Geneva [Switzerland], Nov 27(ANI): The Geneva Summit that is going to start here on Tuesday for two days will give a chance to the government of Afghanistan to call on the international community to "support an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process", the Afghan Ministry of Finance has said.
According to Al Jazeera the Geneva summit will provide a platform for the Afghan government to renew its commitment to reform and discuss aid contributions in its bid to achieve stability and security. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani would be focusing on the development and economy of the war-torn country.
The summit co-hosted by the United Nations, along with the government of Afghanistan "will also be crucial in measuring results against the USD15.2 billion committed by the international community for Afghanistan in 2016".
Afghanistan is also expected to emphasise on its growth strategy, ranging from maintaining security, fighting corruption, building infrastructure and female empowerment.
"We have had at least 60 per cent progress - we still have two more years for the completion - in mutually agreed upon indicators, which include expanding the private sector, increasing exports, reforming the security sector and making the Afghan government more gender inclusive," Al Jazeera quoted Haroon Chakhansuri, spokesperson to the President of Afghanistan, as saying.
Meanwhile, the Taliban representatives who attended the Moscow Summit on Afghanistan's peace on November 10, along with the envoys from 11 different countries including the United States, said that the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan is the only way for maintaining peace and security in the region.(ANI)