On 9 December 2020, Mr. Karzai met with Mr. Ayub Ansari, member of the intra-Afghan negotiations team, for a thorough discussion on the progress in Doha, agenda-setting between the two sides, and the steps ahead. During the discussion, Mr. Karzai asserted that finding commonalities, at this stage, is crucial as issues become more complicated.
On 8 December 2020, Mr. Hekmat Khalil Karzai, Chairman of the Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies (CAPS) hosted Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Mansoor Ahmad Khan for a luncheon. Welcoming Amb. Khan on his first visit to CAPS, Mr. Karzai briefed him on CAPS’ activities. Both sides discussed the ongoing intra-Afghan peace
On 21 October 2020, Ole Andreas Lindeman, the newly appointed Ambassador of Norway in Kabul, visited CAPS for a comprehensive discussion with the Chairman of CAPS, Mr. Hekmat Khalil Karzai, on different issues. Mr. Karzai warmly welcomed Ambassador Lindeman saying that Norway is a remarkable partner of Afghanistan playing a crucial role particularly in the
On 25 October 2020, MitsujiSuzuka, Ambassador of Japan, held a farewell meeting with Mr. Karzai, Chairman of CAPS. In the meeting, Mr. Karzai thanked Ambassador Suzuka for his support and friendship with CAPS and for strengthening Afghan/Japanese ties. Amb Suzuka mentioned to Mr. Karzai that Japan is a good friend of Afghanistan and will continue
On 28 October 2020, Mr. Karzai held a VTC with Ambassador Markus Potzel, the German Special Envoy for Afghanistan. Ambassador Potzel mentioned to Mr. Karzai that he is heading to Doha where he will meet with both sides of the Afghan conflict while trying to see how the deadlock can be resolved. Mr. Karzai also
On 22 October 2020, Mr. Karzai visited Mr. Salahuddin Rabbani, Head of Jamiat-e Islami, and had a comprehensive conversation about the current security situation and the peace process. Mr. Rabbani briefed Mr. Karzai on his latest visit to Badakhshan province where the security situation has deteriorated rapidly. Furthermore, Mr. Karzai informed Mr. Rabbani about the
The Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies (CAPS) co-organized a5-day training with Folk Bernadotte Academy (FBA) on Inclusive Peace-Making and the role of Civil Society in Peace Process from 9 - 13 February 2020.The training was led by international experts, practitioners and facilitators train Civil Society Organizations (CSO) on advocacy, strategic communication and peace negotiations.
CAPS Chairman Hekmat Khalil Karzai hosts the newly appointed Ambassador and Chargé d Áffaires of US Embassy to Afghanistan
On February, 4 2020 CAPS Chairman Hekmat Khalil Karzai hosted Ambassador and Charge d ‘ Affaires of the U.S. Embassy H.E. Ross Wilson, along with his colleagues Deputy Chief of Mission Ms Karen Decker, Peace and Reconciliation Counselor Mr Dante Paradiso, and Political Officer of the US Embassy Ms Stephanie Oviedo. Welcoming Ambassador Wilson on
On 3 February 2020, Chairman of Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies (CAPS) Hekmat K. Karzai hosted Commander of Resolute Support Gen Austin S. Miller for a luncheon and a discussion on the latest developments in the Afghan peace process, reduction of violence and the future of the process including the intra-Afghan dialogue. Iran-US tensions
On January 18, 2020 CAPS Chairman Hekmat K. Karzai hosted German Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Markus Potzel along with his colleagues Ambassador Peter Prugel, Nina Horre, and from Berghoff Foundation Professor Hans-Joachim Giessmann and Theresa Breitmaier. In the meeting Iran’s position in the region, Afghan government’s status and position in the peace