Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Oct. 26 / Trend H. Hasanov /
Afghan Supreme Peace Council supported an idea of holding intra-Afghan peace talks in Ashgabat, the Council head Burhaneddin Rabbani's letter to the Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov said.
"We, as members of the Afghan Supreme Peace Council, express our enormous gratitude to the friendly neighboring country - Turkmenistan, its people and to Your Excellency for the humane offer made in Tashkent June 11, 2010 at a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization on your willingness to provide political space to hold intra-Afghan talks with UN participation and assistance," the official letter said.
Rabbani said that for over past thirty years the Afghan people, who were systematically facing various troubles, have been obliged to endure the oppression, violence and human losses.
"The Afghan people and government, being guided by a desire to overcome the above-mentioned difficulties and to put an end to civil strife through negotiations came to a decision to establish the Afghan Supreme Peace Council," the letter wrote.
According to Rabbani, the Supreme Council with a sense of "deep gratitude for the friendly Turkmen government's support in providing political space to establish national reconciliation and peace in our country appreciates Turkmenistan's position, with the people of which we share the spiritual and cultural values."