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Peace Process, Security Transition Core of ICG Summit

Peace Process,  Security Transition Core of ICG Summit

KABUL - Security transition to Afghan forces and Afghan government's peace program were two of several top issues discussed in the International Contact Group ICG summit held in Kabul.
Representatives from more than 50 countries from all across the world attended the two-day International Contact Group conference held 26-27 June in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Peace talks, regional cooperation, role of neighboring countries in Afghan peace efforts, security handover and continuation of strategic partnership between Afghanistan and the International Community beyond 2014 were the top issues discussed in the summit, Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rasoul said.

At the summit Chairman of the International Contact Group said Afghan neighbors could play a crucial role for Afghan peace and reconciliation process.
"In the past two weeks, talks were focused on four core issues, including Afghan national reconciliation process, two-day Core Group conference on regional cooperation and roles of neighboring countries, transition process, and long-term partnership between Afghanistan and the International community," Foreign Ministry Zalmai Rasoul said.

At the conference US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan said part of the responsibility to bring peace and stability to Afghanistan should be fulfilled by Pakistan.
Landmark Bonn conference on Afghanistan, which is due to be held this year in Germany, is seen as the most crucial summit to Afghan future. (Tolo News)