The Istanbul peace process on Afghanistan

Create: 06/06/2015 - 15:23

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Istanbul Peace Process began with a trilateral summit in 2007 in Ankara among Turkish, Afghan and Pakistani presidents, who conferred in graphic detail on regional cooperation in promoting the reconciliation effort in Afghanistan.
Ex-presidents Hamid Karzai, Asif Ali Zardari and Abdullah Gul held wide-ranging talks on how to resolve differences between Kabul and Islamabad. The first eight summits, involving an exchange of views on peace in Afghanistan, were hosted by Turkey

Doha process

Create: 05/30/2015 - 09:30

KABUL (Pajhwok): In June 2013, the Taliban’s political office was set up in Doha with support from the US, Qatar, Germany and other powers for peace negotiations with the Afghan government. Ex-President Hamid Karzai’s administration was expected to cooperate work with the Taliban office in Qatar. But speaking to the Brookings Institution-sponsored US-Islamic World Forum in Doha, the former president came up with certain preconditions.