Added by James Morley on October 21, 2010
Qiyamuddin Kashaf said that the High Peace Council is willing to offer concessions in an effort to get the Taliban insurgents to negotiate. Kashaf also asked Saudi Arabia to play a more active role in the talks.
The High Peace Council is urging Muslim nations more and more to participate in the ending of the war, which is now in its 10th year.
“The High Peace Council expects the Islamic world, in particular the (Organization of the) Islamic Conference, and the Saudi king, to support the pious people of Afghanistan in achieving peace”, said Qiyamuddin Kashaf.
Saudi Arabia is a nation that acknowledges the existence of the Taliban Government and is in good ties with Pakistan, Kashaf explained when asked why Saudi Arabia was mentioned.
Saudi Arabia is also known for acting as an interlocutor between the Afghan officials and Taliban commanders; last year such secret talks being revealed.
During a press conference in Kabul, Kashaf said that incentives for putting down arms include jobs, homes and money.
“The High Peace Council is earnestly asking Afghanistan’s armed opposition and their leaders to give up violence and join the peace process” said Kashaf, on behalf of the High Peace Council.