The Afghan government is set to have peace talks with Taliban dissidents in Qatar’s capital Doha on Saturday, making the opening ceremony as a symbol of negotiations that might end two decades of war that has been causing rumpus, killing thousands of lives of civilians.
The conflict between the recusants and the government has been going around for over 19 years making it the United States’ longest overseas military action that left three successive presidents infuriated with the rebels.
The ceremony was hosted in Qatar that kicked off at 9 a.m. (0600 GMT) with a rendering from the Koran. Qatar’s foreign minister commenced the program with his precious opening speech.
Afghanistan’s peace council chairman Abdullah Abdullah and Taliban leader Mullah Baradar Akhund, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have taken part in the discussion to propose the long-term negotiations.
Officials, diplomats, and analysts believe that the negotiation will not come so easily, but it was an achievement from both ends. The government has to burn the candle at both ends to come up with a peaceful conclusion that will be the end of two bloody decades. Getting the opposing authorities side by side at the ceremony is a big success, second to none happened in the Taliban history.
The negotiation aims at discussing grave conditions within the country. Earlier this month, Deborah Lyons, the United Nations special representative for Afghanistan, told the U.N Security Council said, “The negotiations will have to tackle a range of profound questions about the kind of country Afghans want.”
Crucial political matters have been discussed and decided today at the Afghanistan- Taliban ceremony. The inauguration convention is chalked out after the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States that ignited the gory war against Afghanistan and hundreds of military invasions.
Former President George W. Bush ordered to hunt down the man behind the destruction that occurred in the 9/11 tragic event. The mastermind behind the most hideous terrorist attack in history was Osama bin Laden, a Saudi who was offered a safe harbor by the country’s prime Islamist Taliban leader.
The Taliban insurgents were plunged into oblivion quickly. But their resilient source helped the regime to regrow with the same terror and spread the dread by regrouping and have waged an insurgency that has sucked in Afghanistan’s neighbors and troops from dozens of countries, including NATO forces.
Taliban’s unreasonable demand for the release of 5,000 prisoners disrupted for a few months politically, but that crisis became the water under the bridge. The dispute is taken care of with a negotiable solution.
The U.S elections are going to be held in November, and President Donald Trump is trying to provide progression with the U.S. involvement and bring back the forces from Afghanistan.
The number of U.S troops has been reduced. There will be less than 5000 U.S soldiers allotted in the warzones of Afghanistan.
“Solutions will not be found on the battlefield, we know this,” Lyons said after the peace convention.