The U.S strongly supports an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process, said U.S department of state spokesman Mark Tuner on Wednesday, but gave no details about a U.S role in the Afghan peace dialogue.
The statement comes just a day after reports surfaced in international media over backdoor peace negotiation talks between the Taliban representatives and Afghan officials in Qatari capital Doha, raising hopes for a breakthrough in the process which hit deadlocks last year following the killing of the group’s infamous leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a U.S drone strike in Pakistan.The Taliban and negotiators from the Afghan government have reportedly resumed secret talks in Doha, a source close to the Presidential Palace (ARG) confirmed on Tuesday, adding that the National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar and Mohammad Masum Stanekzai, head of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) represented government in the talks.
In this episode of Tawde Khabare, host Shapoor Bakhtiyar discusses the topic with the following guests:
Nabi Misdaq, political analyst
Fazlullah Wahid, former governor of Herat
Abdul Rahim Ayoubi, MP