Kabul: A document highlighting guiding principles and other pertinent points for the Istanbul Summit, scheduled to be held in Turkey from April 16, was handed to the negotiators of the Afghan peace process, as per media reports on Sunday.
First Vice President Amrullah Saleh said on Sunday in Kabul that the US has shared the agenda for the Istanbul Summit with Afghan officials and that among the topics listed is that of an interim government, a ceasefire and the preservation of gains made over the past two decades.
The United Nations envoy for Afghanistan Deborah Lyons is due to arrive in Qatar on Tuesday to meet with Afghan government and Taliban representatives in an effort to accelerate the peace process, two sources familiar with the talks told Reuters.
US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke with Afghan National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib on Friday evening and said Washington intends to review the US-Taliban deal signed in February last year and to assess whether the Taliban is adhering to its commitments.
The Afghan government negotiating team has arrived at Hamid Karzai International Airport to leave Kabul for Doha on Tuesday (today) in a bid to resume peace talks with the Taliban after a break of three weeks.
Kabul (BNA) Foreign Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar during a meeting with Deborah Lyons hailed the construction role of UNAMA and other UN agencies in Afghan peace process, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said on Tuesday.