• President Hamid Karzai convenes a loya jirga,a traditional meet of elders from across Afghanistan to discuss long-term relations with the U.S. and efforts to broker peace amid the threat of violence.
  • Some 2,000 Afghan elders are set to gather in a giant tent for several days of talks on two of the most sensitive issues in Afghan politics, as U.S.-led combat troops start leaving before a full withdrawal in 2014 & Afghan –U.S relationships after the withdrawal of troops .