According to News i Agency’s Siyat Afghanistan correspondent, Afghan media reports that talks between the delegation of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban in Qatar have begun. The talks are scheduled to take place in Doha for two days.
Mohammad Naeem, spokesman for the Taliban’s political bureau in Qatar, also tweeted that talks between Afghan government delegations and the Taliban had begun in Doha.
The Taliban delegation is led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the group’s political deputy.
The Afghan delegation headed by Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the Supreme National Reconciliation Council, traveled to Doha, the capital of Qatar, yesterday. Before leaving for Doha, Abdullah told a news conference that the delegation was leaving for Doha with full authority and that he hoped the delegation’s talks with the Taliban would be concluded.
Abdullah also said that while the war was raging across Afghanistan, all efforts should be focused on ending the war. According to him, peace can be achieved not from the hands of the cities, but from the negotiating table.
Mohammad Karim Khalili, Atta Mohammad Noor, Seyyed Saadat Mansour Naderi, Bator Dostum and some members of the government’s negotiating team left for Qatar yesterday with Abdullah Abdullah.
Some sources in the transitional government cited a permanent ceasefire and the release of Taliban prisoners as the main topics of today’s meeting.
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