Taliban spokesman Mohammad Naeem on Twitter said that the intra-Afghan talks resumed in Doha this evening and the working groups from both sides will start their work on the agenda of the talks on Saturday.
On December 12, negotiators in Doha reported that both sides had exchanged their lists about the agenda of the peace negotiations and that the next phase of the talks would begin on January 5.
The negotiating teams of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban earlier last month agreed on procedural rules for the talks. Following their agreement, they held three meetings on the agenda of the negotiations and were expected to start the talks this week.
The negotiators reached an agreement on a 21-article list of procedural rules for the talks after three months of discussion, and have finalized an initial list for the agenda of the peace negotiations.
Last month, sources familiar with the matter said that a 28-article draft agenda has been handed to the Taliban by the Afghan team and the Taliban has given a 21-article agenda draft to the republic's negotiators.
The first round of peace negotiations between teams from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban started on September 12.