Afghan council frees Taliban prisoners to arrange peace talks

Kabul, August 9

A standard Afghan council concluded on Sunday with lots of of delegates agreeing to free 400 Taliban members, paving the best way for an early begin to negotiations between Afghanistan’s warring sides.

The declaration learn out in each of Afghanistan’s official languages of Pashto and Farsi requires a direct begin to negotiations and stop fireplace. The transfer seems to be to carry the United States just a little nearer to returning its troops and ending its longest navy engagement.

No date has been set however negotiations between Kabul’s political management and the Taliban are anticipated to start as early as subsequent week and can more than likely be held within the center japanese state of Qatar, the place the Taliban maintains a political workplace.

The Afghan negotiations had been specified by a peace deal signed by the United States and the Taliban in February. At the time of its signing it was touted as Afghanistan’s finest likelihood at ending a long time of conflict. — AP

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