Qatar has pledged to host further talks in support of the reconciliation process in Afghanistan, days after comprehensive, six-days talks ended between the United States and Taliban in Doha.
The Office of High Peace Council of Afghanistan in a statement said the Special Envoy of the Foreign Ministry of Qatar Mutlaq bin Majed Al-Qahtani met with the Afghan High Peace Council Chief Karim Khalili in Kabul on Tuesday during which he reaffirmed his country’s interest to further support peace process in Afghanistan.
The statement further added that Mr. Al-Qahtani reassured that Doha is prepared to host further talks in sequence of the previous talks in support of Afghan reconciliation process.
In his turn, Mr. Khalili said the Afghan side wants progress in peace process which is led and owned by Afghans, emphasizing that this is one of the desires of the Afghan nation.
He also expressed hopes that peace efforts in Doha would pave the way lead to realization of the desires of Afghan nation, according to the statement by Afghan High Peace Council.
This comes as efforts are underway to revive direct peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban group leaders to end the ongoing violence in the country.
The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Khalilzad had earlier said that significant progress has been made on vital issues during the 6-day talks with Taliban political leaders in Qatar.