The Hezb-i-Islami (HIA) Afghanistan, led by Gulbadin Hekmatyar, claimed on Monday that some its conditions had been accepted by the Karzai government. A meeting between the representatives from HIA and the government was recently held, agreeing upon the continuation of peace talks.
Engr. Haroon Zarghoon said that the government is flexible toward the conditions however, details of the negotiations could not be revealed before HIA spells out its stance. HIA, on the other hand said that the government has changed some of the conditions, while others were accepted.
The HIA had proposed the withdrawal of foreign troops, ceasefire, transfer of the security responsibility to Afghan forces, and holding presidential, parliamentary, and provincial council polls.
President Karzai expressed willingness to continue talks with the party’s representatives from Pakistan, with whom he had talks earlier.