Soon after the US forces’ withdrawal timeline from Afghanistan was leaked through the US media channels, the Taliban announced they will not attend any conference on Afghanistan until the full withdrawal of the foreign forces from Afghanistan is completed.

According to sources close to the Biden administration who have spoken to the US media channels, the US forces withdrawal from Afghanistan will be completed by 9/11, 2021 which will be officially announced by the Biden administration on Wednesday.

Dr. Mohammad Naeem Wardak, a spokesperson to the Taliban group in Qatar in a tweet has said that until the full foreign forces withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Taliban group will not participate in any conference on Afghanistan.

The IEA performs its works with consultations according to the guidance of the noble religion of Islam and then adopts the stance whatsoever is decided in the result of the consultation, Wardak has said.

This comes as the Foreign Ministry of Turkey announced the date of a ‘Peace Conference’ on Afghanistan which is set to be held in Istanbul from 24th of April until 4th of May.

The Istanbul conference is hosted by the Turkish government with the UN and Qatar government as co-conveners.

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