Large 3-day youth gathering ‘to review reconciliation process’ held in Kabul
Tue Jul 03, 12:24 pm
A huge gathering of young people, lasting three days, began Monday in Kabul to review the reconciliation process with the Taliban.
About 2,000 young people from around the country are participating in the gathering. According to the organizing officials, this gathering is a national movement and has no affiliation to any political group.
Besides discussing the reconciliation process, the participants will debate the merits of US military presence after 2014, unemployment and educational problems of the youth.
The young participants say they will discuss the mentioned issues to find specific solutions and provide ideas to the government.
The chairman of the Peace Council Salahuddin Rabbani and the leader of National Coalition Dr. Abdullah Abdullah also attended the first day of the three-day meeting, held in Loya Jirga hall.
Calling youth’s role important for country’s fate, the chairman of the Peace Council urged Afghanistan’s young people to have an effective role in the peace process with the Taliban.
Salahuddin Rabbani said there were many problems in the country that have caused some youth to join the ranks of insurgents.
This is the first gathering of young people to find out solutions to the peace process and the existing challenges in the country.