Prominent Afghan Politicians prepared a National Reconciliation Plan

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Prominent Afghan Politicians prepared a National Reconciliation Plan

KABUL: A group of prominent Afghan politicians has prepared a national reconciliation plan with the help of a research organization for moving forward the peace negotiations.

The politicians say the plan has been shared with political leaders and civil society members. The group are now awaiting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to view the plan, according to those familiar with the effort.

Former deputy minister Jawed Ludin, Jafar Mahdawi, Mohammad Ishaq Gailani, Janan Musazai, Suraya Dalil, Fawzia Kofi, Asif Rahimi and Mohammad Asim are part of a group that has worked on this plan over the past three months.

“The plan has been prepared by our friends with the help of the Heart of Asia office which is an independent organization,” said Sayed Ishaq Gailani, a politician and a member of the team that prepared the plan.

“Overall, the plan is about the fact that all the stakeholders should represent Afghans and this group (mentioned in the plan) should attend the intra-Afghan negotiations with the Taliban,” he added.

The group members say they have held multiple meetings with State Minister for Peace Affairs Salam Rahimi and National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib to ask for a meeting with the president.