Agence France Presse latest news, Afghanistan’s grand jirga (Grand National Assembly) issued a statement saying that nearly 400 prisoners were authorized to be released.
the grand jirga conference, also known as the Grand National Assembly, is organized by the Afghan high Peace Council. Tribal elders, elites from all walks of life and youth representatives participate in consultations to discuss issues such as promoting the government and talking about consolidating the process of national reconciliation.
according to Xinhua news agency, the exchange of detainees between the Afghan government and the Chinese side is one of the contents of the peace agreement reached at the end of February this year. According to the content of the agreement, the Afghan government ordered the release of 5000 prisoners, while it guaranteed the release of 1000 government detainees.
on July 7, the Afghan government announced that it would suspend the release of the last batch of 600 prisoners, saying that they were not only members, but also committed serious crimes. The Afghan side insists that the release of all detainees is necessary to start internal negotiations in Afghanistan. The Afghan government later released about 200 of them.