• publish: 12 September 2020
  • time: 11:09 am
  • category: Politics
  • No: 15288
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Red-carpet welcome in Doha for Afghan government peace talks team

The Afghan peace talks team, led by Chairman of the High Council for Afghanistan Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah arrived in Doha Friday night, ahead of the start of talks with the Taliban Saturday.

On arrival, the negotiating team was given a red-carpet welcome at the Doha airport and welcomed by Qatar’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sultan bin Saad Al-Marikhi.

Soon after his arrival, Abdullah issued a short tweet saying: “Arrived in Doha, Qatar to attend the opening ceremony of the intra-Afghan peace talks. During my stay I will attend & speak at opening ceremony. I also would meet leaders of the host state, heads of delegates, & representatives of the participant countries.”

Reports indicate that representatives from at least 30 countries will attend Saturday’s opening ceremony – including all Afghanistan’s neighboring countries and India. 

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