Sway Taliban to abide by Doha deal: Atmar to Int’l community


KABUL: The Afghan Foreign Minister Haneef Atmar on Thursday weighed in on the peace process’s stagnant progress, calling on the international community to review the existing legal options and persuade the Taliban group to adhere to its obligations under the Doha Agreement.

Atmar, speaking at a press conference, stated that all international partners had reiterated that the Taliban must return to the peace process and restart negotiations.

“If they want the international community to trust them, they must adhere to the Doha Agreement’s commitments,” Atmar added.

Atmar also notified that the current Biden administration was focusing on a joint peace negotiation program with Afghanistan.

The remarks come as Abdullah Abdullah, the head of the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR), alleged the Taliban insurgents group had adopted a “harsh stance” in the ongoing peace talks.