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US, Taliban to Sign Agreement in Approximately Two Weeks: Shaheen

(Last Updated On: December 14, 2019)

Suhail Shaheen, a spokesman for the Taliban’s political office in Qatar said that a Peace Agreement between the group and US would probably be signed in less than two weeks.

According to Shaheen, the agreement will be signed in the presence of twenty-three foreign ministers and international organizations in Doha, the capital of Qatar.  

“US forces will leave Afghanistan once the agreement is signed and intra-Afghan dialogues will follow to discuss internal issues,” said Shaheen.

Meanwhile, some US officials told media that the two sides have also held discussions to halt  US night raids on Taliban positions and the Taliban’s attack on US bases.

According to these sources, Scott Miller, commander of US-Nato forces in Afghanistan has handed a list of US bases to the Taliban, so that the group won’t attack them.

However, the Taliban have said that any ceasefire between the group and the US does not mean a ceasefire with the Afghan government and the reduction of violence depends on the intra-Afghan talks.

The Afghan government expects the current discussions would facilitate direct negotiations between government and Taliban, said Najia Anwar, a spokesman for State Ministry for Peace.

The US rejoined talks with the Taliban on Saturday, December 7, two months after they were suspended by US President Donald Trump.

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