ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  RSS  |  ARCHIVE  |  2020-06-06  |  UPDATED: 1399/03/17 - 00:41:2 FA | AR | EN
Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 6.68mn mark            íWho needs public services when we can have a boat most of us will never see?í Critic asks            Some acts of violence in DR Congo may amount to war crimes: UN            George Floyd protests: UK raises police treatment of British journalists with Trump administration            Leaving Iran deal a ídumb betí; up to you when to fix it: Zarif to Trump            Iran censures Franceís Ďinterventionistí attitude on jailed academic             Ex-Joint Chiefs chairman: Trumpís threat to use military on protesters ívery dangerousí            Brexit free trade talks yield Ďno significant progressí as deadline nears            Face coverings must be worn on public transport from 15 June, government has announced            Black Lives Matter protesters take knee on Trafalgar Square            North Korea censures foreign interference in Chinaís internal affairs            US blames other nations for its own high crimes            US unemployment rate likely shot up to almost 20% in May            Trump, distracted at Lafayette Square, briefly clashes with riot police            Iranian cargo vessel carrying construction materials sinks off Iraqi coast            


DATE PUBLISHED: 1399/03/01 - 16:37:1
VISIT: 293
SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS

Khalilzad Meets with Taliban in Doha

The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad reported he had a "constructive meeting" with senior Taliban leaders in Doha, including Mullah Baradar, and discussed with them issues related to the peace process including counter-terrorism, intra-Afghan talks and the withdrawal of US forces from the country under the peace agreement signed late February.

"I held three constructive meetings with Mullah Berader and members of the Taliban Political Commission. Emphasized the US-Taliban agreement is inter-connected: CT (counter-terrorism) commitments, intra-Afghan negotiations, troop withdrawal, & gradual violence reduction leading to a permanent ceasefire," Khalilzad tweeted on Wednesday.

"On violence, I told the Talibs violence by all sides must fall. Innocent Afghans have borne far too much and for too long the costs of this war," Khalilzad tweeted.

On the US-Taliban agreement, "the Taliban expressed their commitment to the agreement and its implementation," said Khalilzad. Regarding the missing Americans Mark Frerichs and Paul Overby, the Taliban said "they would do all they could to locate our citizens," according to Khalilzad.

"They will consult their leadership on the next step," tweeted Khalilzad.

Khalilzad also met with President Ashraf Ghani and Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul and congratulated them on their agreement to form an inclusive government after proctracted negotiations.

"We discussed next steps required to implement the agreement between the two leaders. On peace, we agreed that violence is much too high and there is a need to move urgently to reduce it by all sides," tweeted Khalilzad referring to his meeting with Ghani and Abdullah.

"We also agreed on the importance of delivering (and soon) on other commitments made in the US-Taliban agreement and US-Afghanistan joint declaration including release of prisoners by both sides and the start of intra-Afghan negotiations," he said.

"In my meeting with Dr Abdullah, we discussed his plans for operationalizing his new role and will be working closely with him and his team," stated Khalilzad.

"The US is prepared to partner with the new government in a peace process that ends the war. That process must be based on timely implementation of commitments made to date. Both leaders should not repeat mistakes in governing that existed under NUG, as Afghans negotiated this govt," said Khalilzad.

The US peace envoy stated that "It is high time to take seriously the resolve of the Afghan people, and the world, to finally see an end to this conflict.

He said that Abdullah Abdullah must move forward with full speed and urgency, and he should be sincerely supported by the current Afghan government in his efforts.

Abdullah Abdullah in a statement said that during his meeting he expressed hopes for intra-Afghan talks to start in the near future.

"Thanking the US for its multifaceted support to Afghanistan, I stressed that peace is also an Afghan priority that will need stronger regional and international consensus as well as a reduction in violence and a ceasefire as fundamental steps for talks," Abdullah said in a tweet after meeting with Khalilzad.

Khalilzadís peace efforts come as the scale of violence has significantly increased in Afghanistan over the past few months and Afghan president Ghani recently ordered the countryís armed forces to return to "offense mode" and defend the nation against potential threats.

Ghaniís decision came in the aftermath of series of deadly attacks in the country including an attack last Tuesday on a maternity hospital in Kabul which killed 24 people including women and babies.

The Taliban denied involvement, but the Afghan government said that Taliban had plotted the attack.

Meanwhile, in his Eid message, the Talibanís top leader Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada called on the US to ensure the full implementation of the Doha peace agreement, and to prevent attempts by other parties who-- according to him--want to disrupt the peace process.

"We want to tell the US officials not to allow anyone to delay, restrict or scuttle the agreement between us and you--which also has international recognition. In the agreement, every issue has been explained in a clear manner, it has defined a good framework which is in the interest of the two nations in order to resolve the problems," the Talibanís message reads.

 

LINK: https://www.ansarpress.com/english/17763


TAGS:






*
*

*



SEE ALSO

UN: Taliban have not cut ties with al-Qaeda


Ayaz Niazi killed in mosque explosion Ė Kabul


Ghani, Pompeo discuss next steps in Afghan peace process


Khalilzad íOptimisticí About Start of Intra-Afghan Negotiations


14 Border Forces Killed in ĎTaliban Attackí Despite Ceasefire


Afghan Govt to Release 900 Taliban Inmates amid Ceasefire


Report: Israeli soldiers still in trauma years after Lebanon defeat


Afghan government releases 100 Taliban prisoners after ceasefire announced


Afghans mark the International Quds Day


146 Afghan Civilians Killed Since Ramadan Start: ONSC





VIEWED
MOST DISCUSSED




POLL

Modi, Merkel Discuss Afghanistan, Radicalisation And Terrorism

SEE RESULT


LAST NEWS

What non-essential premises must close?

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 6.68mn mark

íWho needs public services when we can have a boat most of us will never see?í Critic asks

Some acts of violence in DR Congo may amount to war crimes: UN

George Floyd protests: UK raises police treatment of British journalists with Trump administration

Leaving Iran deal a ídumb betí; up to you when to fix it: Zarif to Trump

Iran censures Franceís Ďinterventionistí attitude on jailed academic

Ex-Joint Chiefs chairman: Trumpís threat to use military on protesters ívery dangerousí

Brexit free trade talks yield Ďno significant progressí as deadline nears

Face coverings must be worn on public transport from 15 June, government has announced

Black Lives Matter protesters take knee on Trafalgar Square

North Korea censures foreign interference in Chinaís internal affairs

US blames other nations for its own high crimes

US unemployment rate likely shot up to almost 20% in May

Trump, distracted at Lafayette Square, briefly clashes with riot police

Iranian cargo vessel carrying construction materials sinks off Iraqi coast

Libyan government forces retake Haftarís last stronghold in west

Washington mayor wants Trumpís out-of-state troops gone from US capital

MI5 dismisses Wuhan lab claims as Ďfake newsí

COVID-19: 915 New Cases Reported in Afghanistan

Handling of US street protests creates crisis for Pentagon boss

Guaido seeking refuge at French embassy in Caracas: Venezuela FM

Brazil coronavirus death toll surges to third-highest in world

Protests continue in US cities against police brutality, racism

Diego Costa fined for tax fraud, avoids prison time

Austrians hold massive anti-racism march

US records more than 1,000 virus deaths in 24 hours

Pompeo urges global stock exchanges to tighten rules for Chinese companies

Black Lives Matter protests in London condemn British racism as well as racism in the US

570 Doctors, Health Workers Infected with COVID-19 in Herat

Government accused of not standing up to Donald Trumpís trade negotiators

Black lawmaker slams Trump for threatening protestors

Kashmir has witnessed 3000 days of lockdown

Oakland artists use boarded-up windows for murals to show support

Turkish parliament strips status of two pro-Kurdish lawmakers, one MP from main opposition party

ECB chief: Eurozone economy in for unprecedented contraction this year

Health secretary blasted for ímisleadingí presentation of testing numbers

Aid workers warn more Yemeni women will die as UN cuts maternity funding

Russia delivers new batch of advanced MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria

PCS Union may call a ballot after MPs failed to keep distance from staff


MEDICAL NEWS


ANSAR PRESS ©  |  ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  MOBILE VERSION  |  LINKS  |  DESIGN: Negah Network Co.
All right reserved. Use this website by mentioning the source (link) is allowed. ›—ś‘ź«Ś «یš —š ی šŕŠ»šŌ«š