Hamid Karzai, the former president of Afghanistan, talked with Thomas West, the special representative of the United States of America for Afghanistan affairs, through video conference about various issues, including inter-Afghan understanding for sustainable peace and consolidation of stability in the country.
The Trump administration is slashing $1 billion in assistance to Afghanistan and threatening further reductions in all forms of cooperation after the country’s rival leaders failed to agree on forming a new government.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived Monday in Kabul on an urgent visit to try to move forward a U.S. peace deal signed last month with the Taliban, a trip that comes despite the coronavirus pandemic, at a time when world leaders and statesmen are curtailing official travel.
U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by phone Tuesday with a top leader of the Taliban insurgency about the landmark peace deal the two sides recently signed in Qatar that aims to end a nearly 19-year-old war in Afghanistan, America’s longest.
Political leaders and heads of political bodies, including Abdullah Abdullah and Hamid Karzai, had a consultative meeting Saturday in Kabul in order to create a new policy for the peace negotiations. CE Abdullah warned that no one can cease the peace talks for personal benefits. They considered ‘violence reduction’ as a feasible option to proceed with ...
Omar Zakhilwal, the former Afghan ambassador to Pakistan, told local media outlet Ariana News in an exclusive interview, that the level of violence has been noticeably reduced recently, adding that ‘the content of the peace agreement has been finalized between the Taliban and the USA in Doha Peace Talks and, will soon be signed.
The President’s deputy spokesman, Dawa Khan Mina Pal in an interview with media said the names of all government representatives, national council, civil activists and political analysts are in the list.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s special envoy in peace talks Mohammad Omar Daudzai is scheduled to visit Tehran in coming days for talks on regional consensus about peace process in the country, according to the spokesman of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council (HPC) Ihsan Taheri.