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Afghan Groups Ponder Draft Agreement - 2001-12-02


United Nations officials and international diplomats are pressuring four Afghan groups meeting in Germany to approve a draft accord for a new interim government in Afghanistan that would rule the country for six months.

The U-N says the conference will last another day because the factions also have not agreed on who should serve in the interim government.

U-N spokesman Ahmad Fawzi says the United Nations is waiting for a list of names to be submitted from rival groups that will comprise the 20-to-30 member administration.

The draft accord also provides for a special council that would convene a traditional assembly of Afghan tribal elders and a supreme court.

It mentions a symbolic role for Afghanistan's former king and it calls for the deployment of an international security force.

Earlier today (Sunday), The United Nations presented delegates with the draft plan that represents a mix of ideas by all sides -- the Northern Alliance, exiles loyal to the former Afghan King Mohammad Zaher Shah and two smaller exile groups.

The talks are taking place at the secluded Petersberg hotel in Bonn.

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