Representatives of Afghan ethnic groups and the UN are expected to convene in Berlin on Saturday to discuss political settlement in the country, BBC reported Tuesday quoting UN diplomatic sources. The sources say Mr Brahimi is expected to make a formal announcement to the UN Security Council later on Tuesday. Establishment of a broad-based transitional government for Afghanistan is due to be discussed at the meeting, according to BBC.
Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.