President Ghani has met with ambassadors of various countries and representatives of international organizations in the last few days and has shared details of his peace plan with them, according to sources within the Presidential Palace who are familiar with the matter.
Some of the envoys include NATO’s senior civilian representative, the acting head of the UN mission in Afghanistan and ambassadors of EU member nations, as well as envoys from neighboring countries and Muslim nations.
The sources said that the president is expected to make the plan public at the beginning of next week.
The plan has three parts, sources said.
“The first element of this peace road map is the preservation of the Constitution and its continuation so that we can prevent a rupture, discontinuation and collapse,” Danesh said.
President Ghani reportedly shared his plan with Abdullah Abdullah, head of the High Council for National Reconciliation, on Sunday.
Sources at the Presidential Palace said that the plan has three phases: (1) making peace or holding talks with the Taliban, (2) building peace – with language that hints at a transitional government, and (3) sustaining peace, which indirectly refers to a post-transitional government situation.
Mentions have been made in high-level meetings, according to sources, that the president and his deputies’ positions should be preserved--along with government forces--until an election is held.
“This will be accepted neither by the Taliban, nor us, nor by political parties,” said Abdul Latif Pedram, head of the Afghanistan National Congress Party.
Meanwhile, a 15-member committee led by former vice president Mohammad Yunus Qanooni discussed views on the US peace plan gathered from 25 political parties, the High Council for National Reconciliation said in a statement on Sunday.
The statement said that 30 drafts have been received by the council so far about the peace process in Afghanistan.
“We hope that we can create a consensus,” the reconciliation council spokesman Fraidoon Khwazoon said.
This comes as efforts are underway in Doha to set a date for the Turkey conference. Involved parties have yet to reach an agreement on the time and agenda of the event.
“We will have a special (response) from our side, but whether something will be presented there or not, we will make a decision later,” said the Taliban spokesman in Doha, Mohammad Naeem.
Sources said that a potential date for the upcoming conference in Turkey is April 16, but the involved parties have not reached an agreement.