• publish: 13 September 2020
  • time: 1:53 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 15325

8-member negotiating teams working on talks agenda

Members of the Afghan negotiating team said Sunday that actual negotiations might only start on Tuesday.

This comes after a member of the Taliban’s delegation in Qatar said that an eight-member technical team from both sides was working on setting the agenda for talks, which they say could start Monday. 

The head of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah however told Reuters that the Afghan negotiating team could discuss the issue of a reduction in violence when they met with Taliban representatives on Sunday. 

Abdullah said: “One of the topmost issues on the minds of the people is reduction in violence in a significant way … and also getting to … hopefully a permanent ceasefire.” 

The names of the eight-member negotiating teams have not however been released yet.

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