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Initial list of Republic’s Participants for Istanbul Conference

The preliminary list of the republic’s participants for the Istanbul peace conference was determined, with April 16 has reportedly been agreed as the date to commence the conference.

The meeting is co-chaired by Turkey, Qatar, the United States, and the United Nations.

The main agenda of the meeting is to draw a “roadmap” for a political agreement between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban.

Meanwhile, the Republic is waiting for the composition of the Taliban delegation for the Istanbul conference. If prominent figures of the Quetta Shura, especially Mullah Hibatullah and Mullah Yaqub, attend the Istanbul meeting, the political leaders and jihadist parties will also attend the meeting.

The initial list of the republic’s delegation for the conference reportedly includes the chairman of the high council for national reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah, former president Hamid Karzai, Abdulrab Rasoul Sayyaf, Mohammad Yunus Qanuni, Ata Mohammad Noor, Hamdullah Mohib, Mohammad Haneef Atmar, Sayed Hamid Gilani, Abdul Rashid Dostum, Mohammad Mohaqeq, Mohammad Karim Khalili, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Salahuddin Rabbani, Massoum Stanekzai, Salam Rahimi, Habiba Sarabi, Fawzia Kofi, Fatema Gilani, and Haji Din Mohammad.

Given that the United States is trying to make the Istanbul conference “determinant”, the meeting will likely reach an agreement on “general principles” and the negotiations in Doha would then continue in the future.

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