• publish: 6 September 2020
  • time: 11:33 am
  • category: Politics
  • No: 15212

Taliban appoints peace talks team members

The Taliban has announced the appointment of its peace talks team and said Sheikh Mawlawi Abdul Hakim will lead the team.

The Taliban stated the deputy head will be Abbas Stanekzai and the spokesperson for the Taliban’s political office will be Muhammad Naeem Wardak. 

In addition, the group said the team would consist of 21 members. 

This comes after reports indicated earlier Saturday that the delegation that had gone to Pakistan late last month has returned to Doha in Qatar – in a sign the talks could start soon. 

The Taliban’s latest move is yet another sign that long-awaited peace talks could start within the next week. 

Although preconditions appear to have all been met, which included the release of over 5,000 Taliban prisoners, actual talks have yet to start. 

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