KABUL: The ongoing peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban in Qatar would likely reach a deal or face a total collapse in a few days, some sources in knowledge with the issue told Orband News.
The last round of peace negotiations between the Afghan government and Taliban took place in Doha, on 17th of July.
Presidential spokesperson, Mohammad Amiri last Monday said that the Afghan government was open for peace talks but the Taliban were showing no interest in the process.
He further added, “Unfortunately, the Taliban don’t believe in the peace talks,” saying that, “They are trying to grab power by force and such acts are not acceptable to the people and government of Afghanistan.”
Taliban earlier stated that they would provide a written peace proposal, but the group yet to provide anything on the regard, something that cited as a reason for the peace talks being unproductive so far.
Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani, considers the peace talks to be dead, calling for the public uprising forces and cooperation with the national defense forces who would resist against Taliban advances.
In a Troika plus meeting conducted in Doha on Wednesday evening, the head of the HCNR, Abdullah Abdullah addressed representatives from the United States, China, Pakistan, and Russia.
Abdullah further added that the major powers of the world and Afghans want an independent, united and an Afghanistan free of terrorism.
He also accused the Taliban of being uninterested in peace discussions, which has resulted in an intra-Afghan deadlock.
“We are committed to end the conflict through negotiations, we are seeking political settlement and want a third party to mediate the peace talks. We have presented our scheme to the host nation and you will also be provided with one.” Said Abdullah addressing the meeting.
This is while the insurgent group has achieved sweeping territorial gains across Afghanistan by capturing 10 provinces in less than a week.
However, the spike in violence across the country also caused many civilian casualties and forcing thousands of people to leave their homes and migrate to safer places.