Geneva Conference on Afghanistan

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Added On November 30, 2018

A top Afghan security official says the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan has put a renewed focus on a peace process owned and led by those in the country.?Now it is up to the Taliban to come forward and play a constructive role. 
 
The two-day Geneva Conference on Afghanistan to renew a process of development and reform ended on Wednesday.
 
The conference, co-hosted by Afghanistan and the United Nations, was attended by delegations from 61 countries and 35 international organizations, representatives of civil society, the private sector and the media.
 
SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): HAMDULLAH MOHIB, National Security Advisor of Afghanistan
"We have put our step forward, it’s time for the Taliban now to come forward to see if they are serious about ending the conflict and wanting to see and play a constructive role in the Afghanistan society."
 
Afghan President Ghani said in a speech his government has formed a negotiating team to work on a peace agreement with the Taliban.
 
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday called for a political settlement in Afghanistan as his Swiss counterpart Ignazio Cassis offered Switzerland to play a peace-broking role between warring factions.
"We have put our step forward, it’s time for the Taliban now to come forward to see if they are serious about ending the conflict and wanting to see and play a constructive role in the Afghanistan society."
 
Afghan President Ghani said in a speech his government has formed a negotiating team to work on a peace agreement with the Taliban.
 
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday called for a political settlement in Afghanistan as his Swiss counterpart Ignazio Cassis offered Switzerland to play a peace-broking role between warring factions.