Today, Taliban leaders will visit the American Bagram base in Afghanistan to supervise the release of the Taliban detainees with the Afghan government under the peace agreement recently reached in the Qatari capital, Doha.
Al-Jazeera correspondent in Afghanistan, Yunus Ait Yassin, said that the Taliban delegation, which may arrive from one moment to the next, will carry photos, names and records of detainees and prisoners of the movement with the government.
He added that from the moment the delegation arrived at the Bagram base and until March 31, it will be agreed to release the detainees the movement claims.
The Al-Jazeera correspondent quoted a Taliban spokesman, Suhail Shaheen, as saying that ten members of the prisoners and detainees committee of the movement will travel on an International Red Cross plane to Bagram base, north of the Afghan capital.
He pointed out that the Afghan government intends to release 1500 Taliban detainees as a goodwill gesture, and that it will give priority to the elderly and those whose sentences are nearing the end, and that they will sign a pledge not to take up arms again.
This is the first official visit by a Taliban delegation to the American base, to meet Afghan officials regarding the exchange of detainees in accordance with the peace agreement signed at the end of February in Doha.
Meanwhile, the US special envoy to Afghanistan, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, congratulated the Afghan government, civil society leaders, and politicians for forming a team to negotiate with the Taliban.
Khalilzad said in a tweet on Twitter that the Afghan government delegation reflects the true fabric of the nation and the active role of women, as he put it.
The US envoy added that this consensus represents an important step that brings the parties closer to Afghan negotiations.
In addition to the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan within 14 months, the peace agreement concluded in Doha provided for the exchange of detainees between the Afghan government and the Taliban, providing for direct talks between them.
Under the agreement, the Afghan government is supposed to release 5,000 Taliban, with the movement releasing approximately 1,000 government forces in its custody.