Preconditions for cease-fire of Taliban is conditional on the future government being given to them
Reporter: Emran Khorasani
The Taliban delegation has said in the meeting with United States officials in UAE that if Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Pakistan guarantee that the future Afghan government will be handed over to this group, they will announce six months cease-fire around the country. A number of Taliban sources told Pakistani media that the participants in Abu Dhabi summit had been suggested to them to endorse the cease-fire for six months and make a significant contribution in Afghanistan political future.
The three-day meeting between the Taliban and the Arab states is expected to continue for three days in Abu Dhabi, and the next round of talks is scheduled to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. According to reports, the Afghan Presidential Palace has announced that the Afghan government has selected a delegation for face-to-face talks with Taliban political office lead by Abdul Salam Rahimi, the head of Mr. Ghani’s office, and will visit Qatar’s political office as soon as possible.
This is while the Taliban have announced that in their second round of talks with the US delegation and Arab officials they have emphasized that foreign troops should leave Afghanistan immediately without any conditions.