15 May 2021

Afghan government and Taliban meet, discuss speeding up peace talks


The Afghan government and the Taliban met for negotiations in Doha, Qatar, on Friday to discuss speeding up peace talks amid a rise in violence in Afghanistan. The talks, which began in September, had been on an extended stall, during which a spree of bombings ravaged Afghanistan as the U.S. prepares to withdraw its troops. "The two sides discussed the on-going situation of the country and emphasised speeding up the peace talks in Doha," the Afghan negotiating team tweeted of the talks . [...]