Indonesia's Role towards a Momentum of Cease-Fire in Afghanistan The Ulama Trilateral Meeting in Bogor Could Be the Foundation of the Negotiation for Intra Afghanistan Peace

Arief Rachman


It should be understood by all parties that Afghanistan has become a victim of a conflict of interest, that conflict, in reality, involves and involves an Islamic brotherhood conflict because both parties are Islamic and will become an obligation for a third party who must be Islam, who mediates the problem to be able to be fair and stand in the middle. Both parties to the conflict should be willing to be mediated by peace, even if there are parties who reject the peaceful position they are aiming for. It must be realized that the conflict has been going on for four decades, so that the struggle for the interests of the state, between regional and international ones, is too complex, therefore the internal interests of the state, regional and international must be put aside first. What efforts or methods, so that the results can be the foundation for carrying out the negotiations, which have been difficult to materialize. This is where Indonesia then tries to approach the trilateral meeting of African, Pakistani, and Indonesian ulama. It is hoped that there will be a common view of the two scholars of Afghanistan and Pakistan, in reaching a peaceful solution. In the end, after one month an agreement was made to implement a 3-day ceasefire on the day of Eid al-Adha 2018 between the government and the Taliban. This is where the Afghan government negotiations with the Taliban took place to agree to a "cease-fire" which later became the forerunner to the foundation of the Afghan peace negotiations.


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