Qatar’s Special Envoy to Afghanistan Dr. Mutlaq bin Majed Al Qahtani met President M. Ashraf Ghani and a number of Afghan politicians during a visit to Kabul, where he discussed a wide range of issues.
During the meeting, they reviewed the bilateral cooperation; the peace talks between the United States and Taliban in Doha; the de-escalation agreement; the signing on an agreement to end the war in Afghanistan at the end of the month; the intra-Afghan negotiations and the exchange of prisoners between the two sides; in addition to issues of mutual concern.
US president Donald Trump also said that he is ready to sign a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan if a temporary truce holds in America’s longest war.
“Time to come home,” he said. “They want to stop. You know, they’ve been fighting a long time. They’re tough people. We’re tough people. But after 19 years, that’s a long time.”
If the truce proves a success, it will be followed by the signing of the peace accord on February 29.