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2021-07-19 Afghanistan
Republic-Taliban Talks in Doha Continue for 2nd Day
[ToloNews] The talks between high-ranking delegations from the Islamic Theocratic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
continued for the second day in Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi...
and focused on key demands of both sides.

Abdullah Abdullah
...the former foreign minister of the Northern Alliance government, advisor to Masood, and candidate for president against both Karzai and Ghani. Dr. Abdullah was born in Kabul and is half Tadjik and half Pashtun. He also held the meaningless salaried sop position as CEO of Afghanistan, while Ghani was president...
, head of the High Council for National Reconciliation, who chairs the Republic team in the talks said he expects a "positive and constructive" outcome from the talks.

Sources familiar with the matter said that in this latest round the Taliban has insisted on the release of 7,000 prisoners and the removal of its leaders’ names from the UN blacklist, and the Republic delegation has emphasized the need for a roadmap for peace in Afghanistan.

The meeting between the 7-member Republic team led by Abdullah Abdullah, and the 7-member Taliban delegation led by Abdul Ghani Baradar, the deputy leader of the group, was held behind closed doors.

"The presence of a mediator in the negotiations, political participation and other matters were the main topics of discussion," said the reconciliation council’s front man Fraidoon Khwazoon. "Today, too, the negotiations will continue and we will issue a statement at the end."

The State Ministry for Peace Affairs said an effort will be made to find ways to expedite peace efforts.

"We expect that as a result of these talks the Taliban will stop the massacre of the people and show an active presence at the negotiating table," said Mohammad Amiri, a presidential front man.

Taliban leader Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada in an Eid message on Sunday emphasized the need for a political solution to the Afghan crisis.

He mentioned the Taliban's takeover of districts but said the group's support for a political solution is "serious."

"The Taliban does not see consensus within the government. They don’t see a clear plan. Back in Kabul, there is a lack of clear plan. This is where the Taliban can gain more advantage (in the talks)," said Abdul Ahad Sar Tayyib, an analyst.

"Based on the knowledge I have about the Taliban, I don’t think the Doha meeting will have an outcome," said Zahir Salangi, an MP from Parwan.

Hibatullah’s message reads that the two sides are still wasting the opportunity for peace. He reiterates that the Taliban is committed to freedom of speech within the framework of Islamic orders and national interests of the country. He asks journalists to adjust their activities based on these two points.

But the acting minister of information and culture, Qasim Wafaeezada, said on Sunday that some radio stations have changed to a "tool for Taliban propaganda" in areas under their influence.

"You know and have information that Maiwand Radio in Shindand (district in Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
) has changed into radio sharia and only airs Taliban’s messages," he said. "Radio Paiman in Baghlan, Radio Sima-e-Solkh in Samangan, Radio Nawbahar in Balkh, Radio Jaihoon in Kunduz are the networks that with the arrival of Taliban, their female workers have been dismissed, their activities have been prevented, and have turned into Taliban radio by putting pressure on them," he said.

Akhundzada has pledged that the Taliban will work to protect embassies, foreign organizations and investors. He has said that no one will be allowed to pose threat to other countries from Afghanistan.

Khaama Press saw the same thing differently:
Second day of Doha talks, negotiators to discuss armistice, political settlement

A new and promising round of peace talks in the Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi...
i capital Doha commenced yesterday and will be wound up today for which ceasefire and political settlement are said to be the agenda.

High Council of National Reconciliation (HCNR) said that a 14-member committee is busy talking since yesterday and will reportedly reach an agreement today.

The committee includes seven members from either side-the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and the Afghan government.

The final day of intra-afghan talks will be focused on a mediator for the previous intra-afghan talks, ceasefire, and political settlement said a spokesperson of HCNR.

Sources aware from the intra-afghan peace talks say that the Taliban will most probably agree upon a ceasefire for coming Eid and reduction in violence by the end of today.

The two-day intra-afghan talks were inaugurated by the head of Afghan government delegation Abdullah Abdullah
...the former foreign minister of the Northern Alliance government, advisor to Masood, and candidate for president against both Karzai and Ghani. Dr. Abdullah was born in Kabul and is half Tadjik and half Pashtun. He also held the meaningless salaried sop position as CEO of Afghanistan, while Ghani was president...
and head of the Taliban political office Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Doha yesterday.

Former president Hamid Maybe I'll join the Taliban Karzai
...A product, and probably the sole product, of the Southern Alliance...
who was initially part of the Afghan government delegation said the team is most powerful in terms of authority.

Members of both negotiating teams in Doha admit that the two-day talks will resume the stalled intra-afghan talks which started almost a year ago.
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