A US envoy has met with the Afghan president in the capital, Kabul, to brief him on the latest round of talks with the Taliban as a deal nears on ending America’s
The Taliban said they had restricted attacks against Afghan security forces to rural outposts, had not attacked international forces and had not attacked Afghan forces in cities or military installations.
The delegation left early on morning on board the first Israeli commercial plane — on which the word "peace" printed in Arabic, English and Hebrew above a cockpit window — to land in the UAE.
Sheikh Mohammed said on Twitter, “Congratulations to all Christians around the world on the Christmas Day… may God return it to everyone with goodness, peace, health and love…”
Russia said that the Taliban was prepared for political “compromise,” even as the insurgents launch offensives against government troops to secure greater swathes of Afghanistan while US troops draw down.
Representatives of the European Union also reviewed the European Union Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, its efforts to support the file, training mechanisms within missions, and joint security and defence trainings.
"As we have done for fifty years, we will forcefully advocate for these ends, now directly and bolstered with stronger incentives, policy options and diplomatic tools. Palestinian people also must benefit from normalisation," top Emirati diplomat Yousef Al Qtaiba said.
Long-awaited peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban were expected to start in Qatar within a week once the final batch of Taliban prisoners were released, the US special envoy and Afghan government sources said on Monday.
"Pakistan believes that the US-Taliban Peace Agreement has provided a window of opportunity to the people of Afghanistan to work together for the ultimate aim of peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.