“Progress made in controversy-marred Doha peace talks”


KABUL: The State Ministry for Peace has notified of “some progress” in the peace talks with the Taliban in Doha which has seen consistent attempts from multiple quarters to break the deadlock.

A spokesperson for the ministry, Najia Anwari, late on Thursday tweeted that the Afghan delegation in the Qatari capital of Doha was trying to achieve progress in the intra-Afghan talks through discussing the contradictory issues.

Acknowledging somewhat progress in the peace talks, she said talks were still underway to agree on the code of conduct. Government and the opposing team would issue a joint declaration officially when a final agreement is reached, she said.

This comes as a day earlier Presidential Spokesman Sediq Sediqi categorically rejected any progress in Doha talks.

Talking to reporters, Sediqi had said President Ashraf Ghani did not show opposition to progress in peace talks, adding the government supported peace in the country.