In the Name of Almighty Allah
September 19, 2016
Given the troubles due to new developments in security and foreign policy, national unity government based on regional cooperation, in particular to strengthen relations with countries like India, which circles the pro-Taliban and terrorist groups in the region are considered as a threat and serious abstraction. Enemies of Afghanistan will not hesitate in the creation of any disaster and damage to the system and the people of Afghanistan.
With the expectation of a successful transition of this situation, to safeguard the stability of the system and prevent another humanitarian catastrophe, that might be sacrifice of military and civilians seeking justice, hence requires the leadership of the national unity government and the enlighting movement, by more farseeing and restraint, to enter a new phase of negotiations and their concepts, to reach a fair solution.
On the basis of Afghan institutions and civil society activists, to prevent another human catastrophe and to the formation of a new phase of dialogue and understanding among the conventional National Unity Government and the enlighting movement, the present calls to discuss with the following provisions:
1- Organizations and Afghan civil society activists, suggest that the government and the Supreme Council of the popular movement, the enlighting movement, will discuss their creation of a transparent mechanism for negotiations, enunciated the honor and the process of direct negotiations, mediated by the representative of United Nations in Afghanistan and the regulatory community of Civil society organizations to be accepted;
2- Afghan organizations and civil society activists, the political representatives of the United Nations in Afghanistan, requests given its essential role in maintaining peace and to restrain from another human tragedy, conciliation and negotiations between the parties to assume their facilitation;
3- Afghan organizations and civil society activists, considers active participation of citizens and civil and political activists promotional projects and debate, criticism and civic protests as a great opportunity in order to increase the accountability of government to citizens and balance development of the central characteristics of democratic societies. To achieve balanced development, it requires the participation of targeted, consistent and accurate civil organizations in government decision-making process on policies and projects. Thus, organizations and civil society activists, the National Unity Government would like to emphasize the need to respect the demands of its citizens and to respond to the legitimate demands of the enlighting movement, which leads to the fortress, to show rational and flexibility.
4- Afghan organizations and civil society activists, acknowledge that protests on the basis of law and democratic practices, is the right of citizens and civil and political currents in the country and the government is obliged to provide security for its citizens during the protests, but given the poor state of security, urges to the Supreme Council of the popular enlighting movement to clarify the results of the negotiations, and plan to delay the launch of an indefinite mass protests.
5- Afghan civil society organizations are ready to mediate talks between the government of national unity and the enlighting movement, with mediation of representative of the United Nations in Afghanistan, to participate as observer. We by presence of sufficient capacity and tact between citizens and government, to achieve a fair solution, believe and expect the government, the enlighting movement and political representatives of the United Nations in Afghanistan to call for Afghan organizations and civil society activists, to respond.
Hoping to prosperous and peaceful Afghanistan
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