Mutlaq Bin Majed Al-Qahtani, Special Envoy of the Foreign Minister of the State of Qatar, who visited Kabul on Sunday, said that the US-Taliban deal will be signed in Doha and that some countries and the United Nations have been invited to this event.
He said joint efforts by Afghans for peace is the key to success in the process.
Qatar has hosted the US-Taliban talks over the past 18 months, and it hosts a Taliban political office in Doha.
The Qatari envoy met with President Ghani and a number of political figures in Kabul.
“Quite important countries and organizations, permanent and non-permanent members in the security council, neighboring countries and all the stakeholders--all those countries who are going to support the peace process of Afghanistan--will attend the signing ceremony, he told TOLOnews.
“I met with the president, we had very intensive talks about the peace process, about the reduction in violence, about the signing of the agreement to end the war in Afghanistan,” he added. “Hopefully, we can conclude this and sign it in Doha on the 29 this month.”
Former mujahideen leader Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf, who also met with the Qatari envoy, said that he is optimistic about the recent developments in the peace process and a negotiating team will be formed under the Afghan government in the near future.
“Under the Islamic republic, a big Afghanistan-inclusive delegation will be formed very soon and it will represent all Afghanistan,” Sayyaf said.
“The recent developments in the peace process, the time of the signing of the peace deal and the elections were discussed,” the Afghan ambassador in Qatar, Abdul Hakim Dalili, said.
The intra-Afghan talks will begin after the signing of the US-Taliban deal, which, according to the US Department of State, will happen on February 29.