Zalmay Khalilzad, a former US special representative for the reconciliation of Afghanistan, stressed the need for continuing talks between the Islamic Emirate and the US on how to fully implement the Doha Agreement.
In a special interview with TOLOnews on the third anniversary of the Doha Agreement's signing, Khalilzad said that that there is no problem with the nature of the Doha Agreement and that the current difficulties are caused by the lack of its full implementation.
"The problem is not in the agreement; the problem is in the implementation of the agreement. The problem is how the Afghan leaders did not use a chance that they had in the agreement, to solve the political issues through dialogue and negotiation, and this chance was not being used,” he said.
Khalilzad considers the Doha Agreement a good opportunity for Afghanistan and asked both sides to take advantage of this opportunity.
"I support this. The Taliban and the United States should sit together in Doha or somewhere else and discuss what has not been implemented and what has to be done to implement it, both sides should express their worries. Talib say that some of the Doha Agreement's terms have not been implemented. Why not sit down and find a solution to the issue?,” Khalilzad noted.
"In the Doha agreement, the main goal was the withdrawal of America without casualties. The main goal of the Taliban was to come to power after the withdrawal of the Americans,” said Wali Froozan, an international relations expert.
According to Khalilzad, the fight against Daesh is part of the Islamic Emirate's agreement with America, and this issue can bring the world closer to the caretaker government.
"If the US had adhered to the Doha Agreement, both Afghanistan and the US would not be in the situation they are in today,” said Hassan Haqyar, a political analyst.
This comes as the US Special Inspector for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said in its recent report that the Doha agreement paved the way for the collapse of Afghanistan's security forces.