Afghan delegation soon in Doha – Daily Notable
Kabul: An Afghan delegation around 6 to 8 members will travel to Doha for Intra-Afghan talks preparations, source claims. The delegation will discuss the talks platform, structure, agenda, and theme.
The source further added that the process of the Taliban prisoner’s identification has been completed by the Afghan government and the Intra-Afghan peace talks will kick-off after the prisoners are released.
This comes as the United States is pushing for a speedy release of the prisoners and the commencement of the talks. Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S peace envoy for Afghanistan and General Scott Millar, the commander of foreign troops met with the Mullah Brother, the Taliban deputy leader on Sunday, Suhail Shaheen, a spokesperson for Taliban said.
Both sides have discussed the release of the Taliban prisoners and the inception of the next phase of the peace talks.
According to the US-Taliban peace deal signed on the 29th of February 2020, the Afghan government must release 5,000 Taliban prisoners ahead of the Intra-Afghan peace negotiations.
Afghanistan government has so far released over 2,700 Taliban prisoners and the other side has also freed 458 Afghan soldiers who were in their custody.