Taliban: Doha negotiations promote the chances of a solution and the withdrawal of foreign troops

The leader of the Taliban Abdul Ghani Pradar that negotiations with the United States in Doha has made significant progress, expressing optimism that lead to resolve the crisis and the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan, and stressed the desire of the Taliban to establish good relations with everyone.

In his first dialogue after the fifth round of talks, which ended Tuesday in Doha, Mullah Pradar said the negotiations had made significant progress and hoped to pave the way for positive developments.

"The progress achieved by the negotiations has given rise to hope that the crisis will be resolved and the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan," said Mullah Pradar, a Taliban political affairs deputy. "At all stages of the negotiations, the movement has not given up its position of not allowing the use of Afghan territory against anyone. .

Mullah Barader stressed the Taliban's desire to establish good relations with neighboring countries and said that his movement would not harm anyone and that it intended to establish good relations with all.

The US State Department confirmed Tuesday that the negotiations had made "significant progress" and concluded that peace would require agreement on four key issues: safeguards on counter-terrorism, troop withdrawal, Afghan dialogue and a comprehensive ceasefire.

Negotiations focused on the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and the Taliban's assurances that they would not use Afghan territory to launch future terrorist attacks, one of the primary US policy objectives following the September 2001 attacks.

"Progress has been made on both issues," a Taliban spokesman said. "At the moment, each side will examine the progress made and present it to their leadership and attend the next meeting."

The sixth round of negotiations between the Taliban and US envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad is due to resume in the last week of March in Doha.

ref: aljazeera