Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, August 19th, 2019

Qatar to Support Taliban Families in Doha

Qatar to Support  Taliban Families in Doha

KABUL - The government of Qatar has said it will financially support the families of Taliban leaders who recently moved to Doha, High Peace Council says.
The Council says that Qatar is committed to support the Taliban office in Qatar to continue peace talks.
Meanwhile, the Associated Press has written that US officials are planning to hold secret talks with the Taliban in European countries and in the Persian Gulf in the coming spring.

Foreign relations chief of the High Peace Council, Ismaiel Qasemyar, says now that the Taliban families have moved to Qatar, the Taliban must stop all attacks in Afghanistan.

Mr Qasemyar says that if Taliban attacks continue, it would mean that the international community and the government of Qatar are also supporting them to continue their attacks in Afghanistan.

The US is reportedly trying to transfer Taliban prisoners to the custody of some other countries, especially Qatar, but the Afghan government and the Peace Council are strongly against it.

A spokesman for Afghan President Hamid Karzai said recently that it had been agreed that an office could be opened for peace talks and negotiations with the Afghan government on the condition that Afghanistan had the leading role.

Mr Qasemyar also said that the High Peace Council will soon have a new Chief, but did not provide details.