According to sources, a senior Afghan delegation will visit Doha next week to meet with the Taliban and Qatar officials.

The 7-member delegation includes the chairman of High National Council for Reconciliation, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, former President Hamid Karzai, former high peace council chief, Mohammad Karim Khalili, Babur Farahmand, deputy to HNCR, Mohammad Yunus Qanooni, State Minister for Peace, Sayed Sadat Mansoor Naderi and Advisor to President, Mohammad Akram Ekhpulwak.

There has not been an official announcement about the agenda of the visit, but more likely the delegation will be meeting the Taliban leaders in Doha and as well as with the Qatar officials.

Zalmay Khalilzad, the special envoy to United States for the Afghanistan peace process is currently in Doha.

This comes as the Afghan peace process which began nearly a year ago is more likely with no progress and paused, however, the war and violence have dramatically increased throughout Afghanistan as the deadline for the U.S and NATO troops’ withdrawal is getting closer.