TOLOnews 10pm News 23 March 2019
Delegates from mainstream political parties and the civil society are preparing to attend a second meeting with the Taliban next month in Qatar, but the Afghan government, which has not confirmed or rejected its presence at the meeting, remains skeptical about the outcome of the conference.
At least 80 delegates, including the 40 delegates of Moscow meeting, as well as the civil society members will attend the meeting on April 14 and 15 in Qatar, sources confirmed.
Afghanistan’s foreign policy should be based on long-term planning, not based on “sentiments or reactions”, President Ashraf Ghani said, apparently pointing at recent remarks by his National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib about the US’s efforts for Afghan peace.
Addressing a ceremony on introducing Wahid Omar, former Afghan envoy to Italy, as his new senior advisor on public and strategic relations, Ghani said Afghanistan’s foreign policy has two sections and that both reflect old thoughts which do not meet today’s requirements and needs.