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Jakarta Post

Indonesia to hold another ulema conference to bolster peace in Afghanistan

  • Dian Septiari
    Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 4, 2020   /  06:08 am
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Indonesia will host another ulema conference to help bolster stability in Afghanistan, which just received a major boost as the United States and representatives of the Taliban movement signed a peace deal in Qatar on the weekend. Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, who was in Kabul on Sunday, held meetings with President Ashraf Ghani and a number of Afghan government officials to convey Indonesia’s support for “sustainable peace” in the country. The Taliban's political chief, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, signed on Saturday the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) with US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad aimed at ending the Afghan war, the hard-line Islamist group said in a statement on Sunday. "The signing of the agreement between the US and the Taliban in Doha and the Joint Declarations of the Governments of Afghanistan and the ...