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Saudi Arabia Reaffirms Support for Afghan Peace Process

Saudi Arabia  Reaffirms Support for Afghan Peace Process

KABUL - Saudi Ambassador to Afghanistan Jasem Mohammad Alkhaledi has reiterated Riyadh’s support for Afghan peace process and said peace in Afghanistan should remain top priority, a statement from the High Peace Council (HPC) said on Saturday.
The Saudi envoy expressed the view during a meeting with HPC Chairman Mohammad Karim Khalili and in which both sides discussed the road to peace and cooperation of the Islamic countries particularly of Riyadh, the statement said.
The Alkhaledi added that peace in Afghanistan was a basic priority and all effort in this regard needed to be supported. He reassured that Saudi would provide all possible support for Afghan peace process.
He says Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan are friendly countries and considered the people of Afghanistan as brothers and sisters.
The HPC chairman thanked the cooperation and assistance of Saudi Arabia with Afghanistan and termed Riyadh’s role in Afghan reconciliation as crucial.
He said the Afghan conflict could only be resolved through dialogue and stressed over Saudi and other Islamic countries’ cooperation in this regard.
Referring to a collective and general consensus on peace in Afghanistan, Khalili said the HPC in the past eight months met people from different walks of life, including ulema, Jihadi leader, politicians, civil society activist, analysts, political parties and youth who fully supported peace and reconciliation in the country.  (Pajhwok)