- publish: 2 July 2019
- time: 10:50 am
- category: Politics
- No: 8872
Germany, Qatar host intra-Afghan dialogue in July
The governments of Germany and Qatar will host the intra-Afghan dialogue conference from 7th to 8th of July.
The U.S. envoy for Afghan peace Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad informed regarding the scheduled conference on Monday.
Ambassador Khalilzad said in a Twitter post that Germany and Qatar have agreed to host the conference from 7-8 July.
He also added “This dialogue is an essential element of the four-part peace framework and an important step in advancing the Afghan Peace Process.”
Ambassador Khalilzad made the announcement amid ongoing talks with the Taliban political leaders.
The 7th round of the talks between the U.S. and Taliban representatives kicked off in Qatari capital of Doha few days back.
The sixth round of talks between U.S. and Taliban representatives concluded earlier in May.
Ambassador Khalilzad had said the sixth round of talks made steady but slow progress on the aspects of the framework for end the war in Afghanistan.
However, he said “the current pace of talks isn’t sufficient when so much conflict rages and innocent people die. We need more and faster progress. Our proposal for all sides to reduce violence also remains on the table.”
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