Afghan Government and Taliban Reach Breakthrough Deal for Peace Talks

The Afghan government and the Taliban have reached a deal for their peace talks, on Wednesday.

The Afghan government and the Taliban have reached a deal for their peace talks, on Wednesday. 

Nader Nadery, member of the Afghan government’s negotiation team said that a joint committee was now tasked to prepare the topics for the agenda. 

“The procedure including its preamble of the negotiation has been finalized and from now on, the negotiation will begin on the agenda,” Nadery said in a tweet. 

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad said, “I welcome the news from Doha that the two Afghan sides have reached a significant milestone: A three-page agreement codifying rules and procedures for their negotiations on a political roadmap and a comprehensive ceasefire.”

Khalilzad congratulated both sides and also thanked Qatar for being the host of the talks. 

Nadery also welcomed this development saying, “there is willingness among Afghans to reach a sustainable peace and both sides are committed to continue their sincere efforts to reach a sustainable peace in Afghanistan.”

This was the first written agreement between the Afghan government and the Taliban in 19 years of conflict. 

 


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