KABUL: The fresh round of Afghan peace talks between Afghan government and the Taliban representatives would be held in Doha on the 5th of Jan 2021. This was told by a top official said on Sunday. This news came among other reports regarding President Ashraf Ghani calling the Afghan government delegation to be moved home.
“The second round of talks will begin on January 5 in Doha,” said Faraidoon Khwazoon, spokesman for Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation, which is leading the peace process in the country.
“The leadership committee of the council… decided to hold the talks in Doha,” he tweeted, adding that many of the countries that had earlier volunteered to host the talks withdrew their offers because of Covid-19.
Pakistan reiterated its firm commitment for lasting peace in Afghanistan as the peace process “makes encouraging progress” and urged the two sides “to avoid accusations and to demonstrate wisdom”. Pakistan has also made it clear that there is no military solution to the Afghan issue.