Afghan govt unveils team to start Taliban talks | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 29, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 29, 2020

Afghan govt unveils team to start Taliban talks

The Afghan government has finalised a 21-member team -- including five women -- who will negotiate with the Taliban in upcoming talks aimed at ending Afghanistan's 18-year-old conflict, officials said Friday. The move is a crucial step in bringing the warring parties to the table and getting a floundering, US-led peace process back on track. Under a deal signed by the US and the Taliban last month, the insurgents agreed to commit to starting talks with the Afghan government and discuss a possible ceasefire. Up until now, the Taliban has refused to meet with the administration of President Ashraf Ghani, calling him an American stooge.

 

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