The process of releasing Taliban prisoners begins next week

US Special Envoy for Peace Zalmy Khalilzad has posted on his Twitter page the second technical meeting between the government and the Taliban again via video conference, with both sides agreeing to release the prisoners on both sides to start next week.

Taliban spokesman Suhail Shahin also wrote on his Twitter page that the four-hour visit to Kabul will begin the process of releasing the prisoners of both sides (the Afghan government and the Taliban) next week.

However, after the start of direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, the group’s 500 inmates, who total 3,500 inmates, will be released every two weeks, provided that the level of violence is significantly reduced.

According to the verdict of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the prisoners released on the ground have been obliged to make a written commitment not to return to the Taliban ranks, as well as their release after completing the biometric process.