Monthly Archives: September 2020

Abdullah Expects ‘Practical Steps’ from Stakeholders in Peace

(TOLO News): Speaking at the Institute of Strategic Studies in Islamabad on Tuesday, Abdullah said Pakistan played a key role in the start of Afghanistan’s peace negotiations and now it has a more important role in helping to end the process successfully and to stand with the people of Afghanistan.  He reiterated that the time

Head of Afghan peace process visits Pakistan as talks continue

(The New Arab): The Afghan official overseeing Kabul's efforts to forge a deal with the taliban-have-returned-to-battlefield-top-afghan-official" Taliban arrived on Monday for a three-day visit to Pakistan, the influential neighbour considered vital to the peace process. Abdullah Abdullah, previously Afghanistan's chief executive, was meeting senior officials in Islamabad for the first time as chair of his

Editorial: Being at peace with Pakistan

(Afghanistan Times): The snippets of information emanating from the intra-Afghan talks in Doha indicate that snail-paced progress is being made in the talks which are aimed at paving the way for more substantive negotiations. Both sides reported that contact groups of negotiating teams in Doha held yet another meeting on Sunday evening to discuss issues

US invites Iran to Afghan peace talks

(DAWN): At a Webinar in Washington this week, US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation also said that the Pakistani leadership “has been sending the right messages” for the success of Afghan peace talks. “We have offered to meet with Iranians on this issue,” said Mr Khalilzad while responding to a question about Iran’s role in

Ceasefire Still Main Topic in Doha Peace Talks: Afghan Negotiators

(BNA): The peace negotiating team of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Dohan said on Monday that the main issue in the talks with Taliban representatives was ceasefire, that yet to reach an agreement on it. Earlier on Sunday a member of the Afghan negotiating team, Nader Naderi, said that contact groups involving Afghan and Taliban

Pakistan Opens Borders to Afghanistan

(KHAAMA Press): Pakistan has announced that it will open its land border with Afghanistan for passengers, and transfer of goods from the country. Mohammad Sadiq Pakistan’s special envoy to Afghanistan said in a tweet Monday night, that “All border terminals with Afghanistan located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including Torkham, will be opened for pedestrian traffic on

Dr. Abdullah Departs Kabul for Three-day Official Visit to Islamabad

(BNA): Dr. Abdullah Abdullah chairman of High Council for National Reconciliation, leading a high level government delegation has left Kabul for Islamabad this morning. According to BNA report, Chairman of HCNR during his three-day official visit will meet Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, the country President Dr. Arif Alvi, Senat Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, Speaker of

President Ghani Chairs National Security Council Meeting

(BNA): Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the National Security Council meeting was held yesterday at Presidential Palace. In the meeting, National Security Advisor Dr. Hamdullah Muhib first briefed related to programs of the country’s defense and security organs. The meeting also discussed related to security programs of government’s leadership security meeting held in Bamyan

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