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Afghanistan Draft of 76 Point Resolution adopted by LoyaJerga

Posted by The Agonist on November 22nd, 2011

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National Afghanistan TV, Kabul, in Dari and Pashto 19 Nov 11 | Nov 22

Centre for Conflict and Peace – LoyaJerga (Grand Assembly) held in Kabul, Afghanistan Draft of 76 Point Resolution adopted by LoyaJerga

16 – 19 November 2011

After four days of discussions and debates, over 2,000 participants of the traditional LoyaJerga (Grand Assembly) in Kabul have decided that having a strategic partnership pact with the USA was in favour of Afghanistan and that peace talks in the country must continue. The jerga issued a resolution of 76 articles as recommendations to the Afghan government in its negotiations with the USA on strategic partnership and its peace talks with the insurgents. The following is text of the resolution read out by secretaries and spokespersons of the jerga, SafiaSeddiqi and FazelKarimAimaq, in Dari and Pashto and aired live on state-owned National Afghanistan TV on 19 November; subheadings as read out by the spokespersons:

In terms of politics

While emphasizing the need for maintaining achievements of the past 10 years; respecting the constitution of Afghanistan, women rights and freedom of the media, and while considering the ruling situation in the region, strategic cooperation with the USA, which is a strategic partner of the system and people of Afghanistan, is considered as a need in order to ensure political, economic and military security in the country. The signing of a strategic cooperation document with the USA is favourable for the national interests of Afghanistan and is highly important, because a strategic cooperation agreement with the USA will ensure political and military security of Afghanistan in the region.

The recommendation of the jerga members for the Afghan government is to consider the following policies while negotiating any kinds of deals, particularly while negotiating the strategic cooperation agreement with the USA: more at link

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