Talks teams to meet Monday in Doha to continue agenda discussions
The Joint Committee of the Peace Negotiating Delegations of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban are scheduled to discuss the agenda for the third day on Monday, sources confirmed.
The parties to the talks have met now for two days in a row, Monday being the third, after last week’s breakthrough in the talks deadlock.
On Saturday and Sunday, the two sides discussed the path forward but have yet to determine the elements of the negotiation agenda.
Meanwhile, Naeem Wardak, a spokesman for the Taliban’s political office in Qatar, said the meetings were preliminary and that discussions around the agenda needed more time.
This comes after the two sides last week agreed to the procedures and rules on peace talks, following a drawn out deadlock after talks ground to a halt soon after the September 12 launch.
However, a breakthrough was reached last week following the intervention by a number of entities and governments including Qatar, Pakistan and the US special envoy #Zalmay_Khalilzad.