17 years Afghan war to end: US-Taliban talks launched in Doha

The picture released from Doha shows the Taliban peace talk members headed by Sher Muhammad Abbas Stanakzai.

Nasib Shah Shinwari

LANDIKOTAL: A picture released from Doha, the capital of Arab state ‘Qatar’ has showed the participants of Afghan Taliban and US representatives negotiations launched on Monday, according to Taliban saying media, the talks will continue for four days to discuss various aspect of peace process in Afghanistan.

According to a news report of Al-Jazeera, Mullah Muhammad Beradar, the prominent Taliban leader has arrived at Doha on Monday who was heading the Afghan Taliban team to hold talks with the US officials to find solution to 17 years long war in Afghanistan.

The representative of the United states of America to Afghanistan ‘Zalmay Khalilzad’ has also arrived at the capital of Qattar and according to his tweets last day he has thanked the government of Pakistan for facilitating his travel to Doha.

He has expressed his views about the 25 february,2019 US-Taliban talks in the following tweets and saying that this is a significant moment.

 Earlier on Monday, Abdullah Abdullah, the chief executive of Afghanistan has said that we were ready for talks with Taliban and it was a matter of concern that the Taliban was not ready to sit with Afghanistan government and it was main hurdle to bring peace in Afghanistan.

In another tweet appreciating the efforts for peace in Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah has applauded the vital role of Zalmay Khalilzad as the representative of US for Afghanistan reconciliation to bring peace for the people of Afghanistan.

It is important to mention here that after the recent end of peace talks between Afghan Taliban leaders and US government, no decision of Nato troops withdraw nor peace agreement to stop the violent incidents in Afghanistan has taken place between these groups which is the main cause of Afghan people’s concern.

According to Taliban spokesman, in this round of talks with the US officials, discussion on the US troops withdrawal and other relevant issues will take place.

The prominent Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Beradar, the head of Afghan Taliban political commission is also present at the talks while Sher Muhammad Abbas Stankzai, the former Taliban head of Qatar office is heading the Taliban negotiation team at the table talks with the USA launched on Moday at Doha. Media report said.