Peace talks have started again in Qatar between the Taliban and the Afghan government. This conversation has started a month later.
Taliban and the Afghan government have come to the negotiating table between the delay, the increase in violence and diplomatic movements. Peace talks have resumed in the West Asian country Qatar. Taliban spokesman Dr. Mohammad Naeem tweeted on Monday night and informed about the resumption of peace talks.
However, no information was given by the Taliban spokesperson other than the talks being held in a ‘cordial’ atmosphere and the commitment to continue it further. Naeem said that the first task is to set the agenda of the talks. Detailed information about this meeting has not been received and officials aware of the talks said that to reduce the violence and finally reach a ceasefire, the meeting was discussed prominently.
Negotiations between the two sides stalled in January
Pakistan has repeatedly said that the solution to the Afghanistan issue can be resolved through political means. He is also credited for bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table. Pakistan has given shelter to about 1.5 million Afghan refugees. Significantly, the talks ended abruptly in January, just a few days after the two sides gave a list of agenda items. Now both sides have to go ahead with their demands and agree on the topics of talks.
Taliban said – ready for talks, but there will not be a ceasefire immediately
The priority of the Afghan government, the US and NATO, is to reduce incidents of violence and to agree to a cease-fire. On the other hand, the Taliban says it is ready for talks but is immediately opposing the ceasefire. The US is reviewing the agreement reached by the previous Trump administration with the Taliban in February 2020, which called for the withdrawal of international troops by May 1. The Taliban is also opposing a minor expansion in this period. But there seems to be a consensus in Washington on the delay in the deadline to recall the troops.
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