Afghan government and the Taliban peace delegations based in Qatar confirmed that talks in Doha partially revived and there seems to be agreements reached on some preliminary issues.

Both intra-afghan reconciliation teams have purportedly agreed upon some basic issues of agenda for the official talks.

Members of Afghan government negotiating team has said that there were frequent get-togethers between contact teams of both delegations and some basic issues for the agenda of official talks agreed upon. The negotiators said that they have asked for a third party or mediator to step in so as to further facilitate and expedited the stranded talks.

The Taliban’s political office in Doha also confirms recent improvements in Doha but did not name them. The office has said that they will not made public the agreements reached until all the issues are agreed upon.

Meanwhile, spokesman of the Taliban’s political office Naeem Wardak said that a high ranking delegation led by Shir Muhammad Abbas Stanikzai visited Turkmenistan after the latter’s official invitation. The delegation reportedly met with deputy foreign minister of Turkmenistan and both the sides talked over political, security and economic related issues.

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  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.