Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 7 / Trend D.Khatinoglu /
A Supreme Peace Council has been established to conduct peace talks with the Taliban, the Afghan Presidental Administration told Trend on Thursday. The opening ceremony of the council was held with participation of Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
The Supreme Peace Council comprises 68 members, including intellectuals, scholars and elders, some of whom are women.
"I hope that this Council will realize the wishes of the Afghan people. This council was created by representatives of the Afghan people and is an advisory board for the sake of a truce. The decision to establish the Council was made with full hope and great desire," Karzai said in a speech at the opening ceremony of the Supreme Council.
According to Karzai, the Supreme Peace Council is an independent body and the Afghan government is keen to assist the council to achieve its goals.
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