Five days have passed since the opening ceremony of the intra-Afghan talks between the delegation representing the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban in Doha. But the two sides so far have not managed to finalize the procedures and methods for conducting the formal negotiations.
TOLOnews’ correspondent Karim Amini, who is covering the talks in Doha, on Wednesday said that the two sides are trying to finalize the procedures so that the formal talks between the two sides can start.
The procedures for the talks were expected to be finalized on Tuesday during the joint meeting between the two sides, but it has not happened due to disagreements, said delegates.
“Good progress has been made, only one or two items are remaining, the talks are moving on these items. Today, there has been some progress,” said Mohammad Rasoul Talib, a member of the Islamic Republic of Aghanistan's negotiating team.
Members of the negotiating team representing the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in the talks with the Taliban have said that inclusion of the Taliban in the present political system will help to bring lasting peace and security in Afghanistan.
“Merging the Taliban within the structure of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan will lead to permanent peace and stability in Afghanistan,” said Farooq Majroh, a member of the Afghan team.
Also today, the Taliban’s chief negotiator Sheikh Abdul Hakim Haqqani said that the Taliban is not interested in taking complete control of the country, reported Karim Amini.
“One of the topics at the talks can be the political system and the issue of prisoners---no discussions were held regarding these issues in the first and second meeting, possibly these issues will be discussed at the table,” said Mohammad Naeem, a spokesman for the Taliban.
Meanwhile tweets put out by members of the two teams show that there are shared views on certain issues.