Govt Prepares Initial List Of Qatar Delegation
The Afghan government has prepared an initial list of the Qatar delegation which consists of 250 members.
The Qatar meeting between Afghans and the Taliban is scheduled for April 19-21.
The list includes 52 women.
The also list includes the names of former Jihadi leaders and former senior officials of government including Ismail Khan, Atta Mohammad Noor, and Mohammad Yunus Qanooni.
The names of close aides of former President Hamid Karzai and Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar are on the list, but the names of Karzai and Hekmatyar are not seen in the list.
From the 18 presidential candidates, only the name of Mohammad Haneef Atmar is on the list.
“The list of the Afghan government for Doha conference, which includes members introduced by political parties, independent political figures, and relevant institutions and represents all layers of Afghan society, was finalized today,” President Ghani’s spokesman Haroon Chakhansuri said.
President Ghani’s Special Envoy Umer Daudzai said last week that Qatar meeting is a platform for exchanging views on issues around the peace process between Afghans and the Taliban members.