The Afghan government and the Taliban have agreed that Qatar will play a role in facilitating peace talks and advising negotiators to both sides.

Sources in Doha says after the government and the Taliban failed to resolve their differences, it was decided that Qatar should play a mediative role.

According to the reports, the Qatari government will not be able to participate in the Intra-Afghan talks but will be able to advise the interlocutors of both sides individually when differences escalate.

Five countries: Qatar, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Norway, and Germany are proposed for the mediating role, which was eventually agreed upon.

The Afghan government and the Taliban have not yet agreed on a basis for peace talks, which is one of the most serious differences between the two.

Taliban still stresses the basis for the Intra-Afghan talks should be the US-Doha agreement, but the Afghan government has reportedly rejected. They credit the basis according to the resolution of the Consultative Peace Jirga and the Kabul declarations.

Peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban began on September 12, but so far, the two sides have not been able to agree on a strategical policy or procedures for the talks.

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  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.