Interviews

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    Civil society’s role in peace mustn’t be ignored

    11 December 2020

    HERAT: Civil society activists in western Herat province have said their voice for peace should not be ignored and the opportunity created for ending the conflict should be availed of.

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    Peace talks’ failure not an option, says Fawzia Koofi in an exclusive interview

    14 November 2020

    I think the plot against me is part of the series of assassinations that have been targeting prominent women, journalists or activists in Afghanistan. Many of these targeted assassinations have gone unnoticed and there have been less thorough investigations regarding who are the perpetrators.  

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    “Even problem-ridden peace is better than deadly war”

    13 September 2020

    Among one of our recommendations, we preferred that an unbiased third party should be solicited for brokering the negotiations. Now that we don’t see that happening in the crucial talks, we believe the process would take far too long to arrive at a fruitful conclusion.

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    Warring sides send positive signals as peace is in the air

    12 September 2020

    KABUL: Parties to the Afghan conflict were all smiles during the inaugural ceremony of the historic intra-Afghan talks on Saturday as the Taliban assured that a ceasefire was part of the agenda and that the peace negotiations were aimed at ceasing violence and resolving outstanding issues through dialogue.

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    Pakistani curbs worthless unless we see tangible results: Faisal

    27 August 2020

     “The question here is if the Taliban want peace, why do they rage on further violence and war? Their pretexts of foreigners’ presence in Afghanistan, through which they justified their Jihad, have also been addressed now. What kind of Jihad is it against Afghan schools, teachers, doctors and Ulema now?” the National Security Council (NSC) Spokesman Javid Faisal told Afghan Peace Watch in an exclusive interview.

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    We are not afraid of peace: Zabihullah Mujahid

    17 August 2020

    “We are not afraid of peace in Afghanistan and that is why we are strongly determined to bring peace in any way possible, hopefully,” the Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told APW in an interview.

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    War is no longer a solution: Sediq Seddiqi

    13 August 2020

    “It is clear to all that war is no longer a solution. War and peace continuing at the same time has been and will be a failed experience. The real solution for peace in Afghanistan is a political one that is possible through a ceasefire and peace talks.”