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Kabul: Qatari envoy discusses Doha talks with Afghan president


AA / Kabul

A Qatari envoy discussed with Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday in Kabul the ongoing peace negotiations in Doha.

In a statement released, the Qatari Foreign Ministry said that “the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, sent a handwritten message to the Afghan president, about bilateral relations between the two countries and means of supporting and developing them “.

“The message was delivered by Mutlaq Al-Qahtani, the Foreign Minister’s envoy for counterterrorism and mediation, when received by Ghani today in the capital, Kabul,” the statement said. .

And the same source continued: “During the meeting, they reviewed current developments in Afghanistan and discussed the ongoing peace negotiations in Doha.”

The ministry did not give further details about the visit.

On June 9, the Taliban announced the resumption of the third round of negotiations with the Afghan government delegation in the Qatari capital, Doha.

The Doha negotiations aim to put an end to 42 years of armed conflict in Afghanistan, that is, since the military coup of 1978 and the Soviet invasion between 1979 and 1989.

Qatar had already played the role of mediator in the negotiations between Washington and the Taliban, which resulted in the signing of a historic agreement at the end of February 2020, covering the gradual withdrawal of the United States from Afghanistan and the exchange of prisoners.

Negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban began in Doha on September 12 and were suspended due to differences of view, before resuming again.

* Translated from Arabic by Hajer Cherni

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