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The end of the Doha meeting; From the failure of the hypothesis of the "Taliban-US" deal to Kabul's tendency towards the "region"

22 Feb 2024 - 11:13

The Doha meeting ended without the presence of the Taliban (Islamic Emirate) and sent clear messages to America, Western countries, the region and the opposition despite the more colorful margins of the text.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Monitoring: The traffic of meetings about Afghanistan, especially during the last month and their premature announcement, had heated up the market of speculations, accusations and even rumors until different parties prepared themselves for a big event in Doha. and in order to keep up with this caravan, they did not give up on attracting any attention in the virtual and non-virtual space as well as attending these meetings.
With some condescension, it can be said that the spark of this uproar started from the Security Council's serious meeting and the emphasis on the appointment of a new special representative for Afghanistan. A report by Feridon Sinirlioglu, the UN coordinator for Afghanistan affairs, was approved with 13 positive votes and two abstentions from China and Russia.
In this resolution, the Secretary General of the United Nations was asked, in addition to consulting the members of the Security Council and the international community, to use the opinions of Afghanistan's relevant actors and political stakeholders, including relevant authorities, Afghan women and civil society, to appoint this special representative, so that recommendations and Carry out the evaluation of Mr. Oglu.
This resolution faced the opposition of the Taliban (Islamic Emirate), but it gave a green light and a hope for the opponents of the current Kabul government, who were always looking for support.
Emphasis on regional convergence as an alternative to American plans
The Taliban government (Islamic Emirate) on the fifth month of Aquarius hosted ambassadors and representatives of the countries of the region and Central Asia in Kabul and tried to fulfill the request of the Westerners with the support of the United States and pressure through emphasizing regional cooperation and opposing the appointment of an additional special representative for Afghanistan. make the United Nations ineffective.
The Taliban (Islamic Emirate) had emphasized that the imposition of foreign versions has always complicated the situation in Afghanistan.
However, following the publication of the official invitation to the Taliban (Islamic Emirate) to attend the Doha meeting, the comments of internal and external groups and various individuals, from the experts of the International Crisis Group to some opponents and supporters of this process, have fueled speculations for The importance of Doha multiplied.
In this regard, people and some media started comparing the Doha meeting with the "Ben" meeting, even talking about the behind-the-scenes agreements with the US and the negotiations between "Washington and the Taliban" years ago, and the way of inclusive participation in the future government and issues like this. were also conceived for this meeting.
The European Union and American representatives also tried to establish the necessary coordination with the Central Asian countries in Bishkek before the Doha meeting.
"Thomas Nicholson", the EU's special representative for Afghanistan, who was on a four-day trip to Afghanistan to negotiate with different groups of Afghanistan, also announced the holding of the Bishkek meeting a week earlier.
He told reporters in Kabul that he is optimistic about the Doha meeting. It is considered an important opportunity and there is hope for solving Afghanistan's challenges.
Using media pressure after persuasion is ineffective
As the Doha meeting for Afghanistan approached, the meetings of senior UN officials to encourage the Taliban (Islamic Emirate) to attend this meeting increased, while no details of its content were published and the government of the Taliban (Islamic Emirate) also refused to attend this meeting. It was conditional on receiving the exact structure, agenda and composition of this meeting.
After efforts to persuade the Taliban government (Islamic Emirate), which of course did not go anywhere, some countries and western institutions, including Amnesty International, the Munich meeting, and some foreign opponents, issued statements that identified human rights and women's issues as the main requirements for They considered the integration of Afghanistan in the international system, and the opposition media tried unsuccessfully by plowing into the past of the Doha negotiations.
Finally, the Taliban government (Islamic Emirate) did not participate and the Doha meeting on December 29 and 30 ended without significant results and left its efforts to the next meeting of the Security Council.
Doha's message to the West, America and the opposition
Looking at before and after the Doha meeting, several messages seem to be sent to Westerners, opponents and international institutions.
1- The government of Kabul did not want to be placed in a situation where everything is predetermined and to be placed in an action that has already been done.
2- Any meeting about Afghanistan without the presence of the Kabul government will not achieve the desired result, just as it did not achieve results in Doha despite a lot of propaganda.
3- The government of the Taliban (Islamic Emirate) is not willing to interact with Western countries, especially America, at any cost and even to be recognized.
4- This meeting clearly showed that the opponents of the Taliban government (Islamic Emirate) are only present in cyberspace and do not do anything in practice.
5- The government of Taliban (Islamic Emirate) is oriented towards regional countries and prefers bilateral relations based on mutual interests.
6- The growing relations of the Taliban government (Islamic Emirate) with other countries are not managed by any particular country, but rather by the interests of Afghanistan.
7- The narrative of the Doha meeting clearly showed that the Taliban government (Islamic Emirate) is a reality and at least no alternative is envisaged for it.

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