KABUL: A high-level Afghan delegation is expected to talk peace with the Taliban in the Qatari capital, Doha, on Saturday.
The delegation is led by Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR), who left Kabul for Doha.
Head of the High Council for National Reconciliation, Abdullah Abdullah, emphasized the “consensus representing the Islamic Republic, reflects the Afghan people’s aspirations & will not spare any opportunity to end the 43-year-old war and agony” in a tweet.
The Taliban are expected to have senior leaders present at the negotiation table.
Hamid Karzai, the former president, announced his wish to have both sides of the talks reach a peaceful consensus, stop the bloodshed, and attain a long-lasting peace to unite all Afghans in the Afghan delegation’s send-off ceremony.
This is in the light of heated armed confrontations in Afghanistan’s southern and northern regions between the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and the militant-terror group, the Taliban.
Both sides of the conflict are consistently urged to reach a consensus through peaceful negotiations and drop the violent clashes on the ground.