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S. Arabia ready to play role in Afghan-led peace process

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S. Arabia ready to play role in Afghan-led peace process
 Recently, Saudi Arabia has announced to play a leading role in starting a new peace process with Taliban in Afghanistan.
According to foreign media reports, the US officials and Afghanistan government hope that Saudi Arabia can bring the Taliban to the negotiating table and act as guarantors for a possible peace deal.
Spokesman of National Security Council (NSC), Qader Shah about the readiness of Riyadh for Afghanistan peace process said that the four-nations delegations also agreed on establishing of joint working group.
This working group that would meet regularly to decide on a roadmap to peace in Afghanistan and will discuss how to reach to durable peace, official said.
Afghanistan High Peace Council stated that Saudi Arabia can play a key role in the Afghan peace process.
Sayed  Ehsan Taheri, HPC spokesman in this  connection told  The Kabul Times reporter that Saudi Arabia has taken practical steps in Afghanistan and we hope that the peace plans of the Afghan government can be strengthened and that more effective regional and international cooperation can be pursued.
Taheri emphasized that every country that cooperates with Afghan government in the peace process, we welcome it and consider it a good step towards achieving lasting peace.
Meanwhile, a number of lawmakers and experts believe that Saudi Arabia can cooperate through Pakistan in the peace process.
Amir Mohammad, a political affairs expert in this regard said that Saudi Arabia has a strong relationship with Pakistan, and the international pressure on the country can be more effective in the Afghan peace talks.
Saudi Arabia, as one of the great nations and due to having long-standing relationship with the Pakistan could exert pressure on the country to change its policy regarding Afghanistan, so this will be a positive step.
According to western media reports, senior government officials from Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and the United States met in Washington in March 23rd, and agreed on a roadmap for peace in Afghanistan.
One of the issues that proposed during the Afghan peace talks is the role of regional and ultra-regional nations, and these efforts can be effective in convincing the opposition groups into the peace process.
Jawid Kohistani a political expert said that since the establishment of the High Peace Council, many regional and ultra-regional countries have made efforts to bring peace in Afghanistan, but if the regional and sub-regional consensus have sincere cooperation, it can be very effective, because the relation of Afghanistan and region is tied together. 
Zubair Shafiq, a researcher of Afghanistan and the regional issues said that undoubtedly Afghans need peace more than any other country, and everyone who wants to bring peace they will welcome their support, but they want a peace  where  the 14 years achievements of  Afghanistan be protected. This is in a time while efforts have been made to support peace and stability in Afghanistan by the government of Afghanistan and other countries including the United States, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, but so far, desirable results that could lead to peace and stability in Afghanistan have not yet been achieved.