Afghan, Taliban Delegation Form Joint Committee to Facilitate Intra-Afghan Talks – The Khaama Press News Agency

The opening of Intra-Afghan negotiations on peace in Afghanistan held in Doha Saturday, September 12, 2020. [Photot: SORIN FURCOI/AL JAZEERA]

DOHA, Qatar – The Afghan representatives and the Taliban delegation – who launched the intra-Afghan talks in Qatari capital Doha on Saturday – formed a joint committee of 10 members to facilitate the negotiations.

In this committee, there are five members from each parties to represent their group accordingly – the Afghan negotiation team and the Taliban delegation.

Enayatullah Baligh, Zarar Ahmad Moqabel, Massom Stanikzai, Fowzia Kofi and Nader Nadiri are introduced by the Afghan government to the committee, according to sources.

While Taliban introduced Shekh Abdul Kabir, Abbas Stanikzai, Shekh Delawar, Shekh Qasem and Noorullah Noori to represent its delegation within the committee.

This came after the initial meeting on Intra-Afghan talks was held Saturday in Doha, Qatar, as Afghan and Taliban delegation, including international allies from Asian, Europe, United Nation and NATO representatives, came together in a bid to determine a political settlement to Afghanistan.

The first round of Intra-Afghan talks is due on Monday, September 14, between the Afghan and Taliban delegation in Doha.

  • Muhammad Arif Sheva holds a B.A degree in Journalism from Int’l Peace Leadership College Rizal, Philippines. Sheva works as an editor and content writer for Khaama Press.