KABUL: The claims that a strategy has been finalized under which the Afghan government and the Taliban would share power in the form of an interim government are unfounded, confirm both the negotiating sides.
Reports have been recently circulating that a strategy has been formed through which Afghan government and the Taliban would share power and every side would control their respective areas.
However, the Taliban spokesperson in Qatar and the State Ministry for Peace Affairs categorically rejected the reports.
Taliban Spokesman Mohammad Naeem Wardak stated that “We have many times clarified our stance on an interim government that it is not part of our strategy and this will not resolve the problems.”
NajiaAnwari, the spokesperson for the State Ministry for Peace Affairs, said: “This is totally wrong, no such meetings had been held to discuss an interim government and related issues. I cannot say anything about information gossips.”
This comes as the Afghan government and Taliban negotiating teams have agreed on procedural rules in Doha after around two and a half months of discussions. The ongoing second round of the talks kicked off in Doha on January 9. The talks are underway without any significant progress on the agenda yet.