30 May 2017

News Story: Afghanistan to host int'l conference on security, reconciliation on June 6 - diplomat

ISLAMABAD, May 29 (Xinhua) -- Afghanistan will hold an international conference on peace, security and reconciliation next week at a time when Taliban insurgents have intensified attacks and killed dozens of policemen over the past few days, a senior Afghan diplomat said here on Monday.

Zardasht Shams, deputy head of the Mission at the Afghan Embassy in Islamabad, said over 20 countries have been invited to the conference in Kabul on June 6.

"The Kabul Process meeting will be held by the instructions of President (Ashraf Ghani) to bring various processes or meetings on Afghanistan under one umbrella," Shams told Xinhua.

He said that anti-terrorism cooperation is also one of the key issues to be discussed by senior diplomats and officials from these countries.

Read the full story at Xinhua