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Afghanistan to send 150 delegates to talks with Taliban in Qatar: report

15 Apr 2019 1TV News

به دری بخوانید2019-04-15 | 31 minute ago

Afghanistan will send 150 delegates to talks with the Taliban in Qatar, expected to be held this week, it was reported Monday.

The delegation includes ministers, provincial governors and political leaders, the BBC reported citing an unidentified government source. 40 members of the delegation are women, it said.

A source told 1TV that more than 90 politicians will independently travel to Qatar under the leadership of former president Hamid Karzai.

The include Haneef Atmar, Yunus Qanooni, Mohammad Ismail Khan, Mohammad Mohaqiq, Zirar Ahmad Moqbil, Shakir Kargar, Hekmat Khalil Karzai, Omar Zakhilwal, Syed Mansoor Nadery, Salam Zaeef, Ranging Dadfar Spanta, Sima Samar, Fawzia Koofi, Masooma Khawari, Farkhunda Zahra Naderi, Juma Khan Hamdard and Amanullah Guzar.

The Taliban’s delegation for the talks will include more than 20 members.

Taliban and Afghan officials have said that participants of the upcoming meeting, scheduled for 19-21 April, will exchange views on peace.

The Taliban have held several rounds of peace talks with the United States. They have met also Afghan politicians outside the government.

The upcoming meeting will mark first time that the government representatives meet the Taliban. The group, however, have said that no one could speak on behalf of the government in the meeting.

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