Draft peace agreement between Government and Hezb-i-Islami Gulbuddin
KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is encouraged by the initialing today in Kabul of a draft peace agreement between the Government of Afghanistan and Hezb-i-Islami Gulbuddin.
UNAMA supports the efforts by Afghanistan’s National Unity Government to engage all those interested in establishing an equitable peace. This agreement demonstrates the preparedness of Afghanistan’s government to seek peace with armed anti-government elements. A credible peace process must remain owned and driven by Afghans.
The UN welcomes agreements that will contribute to a lessening of violence in Afghanistan and allow Afghans to live in peace. After decades of war in Afghanistan we welcome steps towards reconciliation, inclusive peace and a lasting end to the conflict.