Members of the Afghan negotiating team said Sunday that actual negotiations might only start on Tuesday.
This comes after a member of the Talibanís delegation in Qatar told Ariana News that an eight-member technical team from both sides was working on setting the agenda for talks, which they say could start Monday.
The head of Afghanistanís High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah however told Reuters that the Afghan negotiating team could discuss the issue of a reduction in violence when they met with Taliban representatives on Sunday.
Abdullah said: "One of the topmost issues on the minds of the people is reduction in violence in a significant way ... and also getting to ... hopefully a permanent ceasefire."
The eight-member Afghan negotiating team that will work directly with the Taliban team are Masoom Stanekzai, Ahmad Nader Naderi, Zarar Ahmad Moqbel, Fawzia Koofi, Maulvi Enayatullah Baligh, and Khalid Noor.