1TV: Daudzai is expected to act as chief of President Ashraf Ghani’s campaign ahead of election in September… Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA News May 1, 2019 ISLAMABAD — The United States and the Taliban have begun a new round of negotiations in Doha, Qatar, in a bid to advance peace efforts in Afghanistan and to urge the insurgent group to participate in an inclusive intra-Afghan dialogue. U.S. special reconciliation envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, led the U.S.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 29, 2019 Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has opened a four-day Loya Jirga, or grand assembly, with more than 3,200 delegates seeking to agree on a common approach to peace talks with the Taliban. The Loya Jirga bringing together politicians, tribal elders, and other prominent figures was overshadowed by no-shows by
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 28, 2019 Afghanistan is scheduled on April 29 to convene a rare Loya Jirga — a traditional gathering of elders, religious scholars, and prominent Afghans — with more than 2,000 people from across the country having been invited to discuss U.S.-led peace efforts. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s Special Envoy Omar
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan April 8, 2019 Afghanistan will send a government delegation for talks with the Taliban in Qatar, in a potential breakthrough in efforts to end the nearly 18-year war, even as the militants said participants will attend the meeting only in a “personal capacity.” U.S. and Taliban negotiators have held several
Ayaz Gul VOA News April 7, 2019 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has established a new leadership council comprising government officials, opposition politicians and civil society representatives that will manage national peace efforts and put together an “effective” team of negotiators for possible talks with the Taliban insurgency. Addressing the inaugural meeting of what is
Tolo News: “About the issue that how much the Afghan government was in the loop about the US-Taliban talks in Qatar… based on my judgment, it (the Afghan government) was in the loop. Mr. (Zalmay) Khalilzad had contacted President (Ashraf) Ghani at least once every day and had briefed him, but what has been discussed between
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News February 25, 2019 ISLAMABAD — Both the United States and Taliban are indicating that the current round of negotiations in Doha that started Monday may prove more crucial than any other meeting till now. The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad called the Taliban’s new negotiating team “more authoritative,” adding
Tolo News: President Ashraf Ghani’s Special Representative for Regional Affairs for Consensus on Peace Mohammad Umer Daudzai said on Wednesday that there was the possibility that direct talks between government and the Taliban would start in the next few months. Addressing an Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission conference, Daudzai said people will soon witness direct negotiations. Click here
Khaama Press: Former Afghan interior minister Mohammad Omar Daudzai has said Pakistan is against peace and stability in Afghanistan, insisting that the Afghan government should not expect the country to help in bring peace in Afghanistan. In his speech during a ceremony to mark the death anniversary of a senior police official Hekmatullah Haqmal, Daudzai said Pakistan