|Taliban agree to open a political office in Qatar|
|Written by Rahim Aria|
|Wednesday, 04 January 2012|
The Taliban leadership has announced that the group has reached preliminary agreements to open a “political office” in Qatar to continue the peace talks with the United States and west in an attempt to end up a decade of mayhem war in Afghanistan.
The opening of the Taliban political office in Qatar is seen as a turning point in the policies of this group and an incentive to end the war in Afghanistan at the time that the International forces are preparing to leave the country.
The western media reported earlier of this week that the United States and a delegation of the Taliban rebels have met in Qatar where both sides discussed the peace process, release of detainees and cease fire but at that time the Taliban spokesmen refused the reports.
Now the group confirms that officials of the Taliban group had met the western officials in Qatar where they reached to preliminary agreements to open an office for the Taliban.
A statement posted in Taliban s’ website says that the group is seeking a solution for the decade war of Afghanistan and now the group considering of its strong presence in Afghanistan and understandings, would like to open an office in Qatar to talk with the international community.
Reports indicate that the Taliban s’ representatives Sher Mohammad Stankzai, Tayyab Agha, Mawlawi Dalwar and Sahal Saheen are in Qatar to lead the talks with the west.
The Taliban delegation also demanded the US delegation to release the Taliban jailed commanders from the Guantanamo Bay where the USA imprisons hundreds of the Taliban commanders and leaders after the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.
Officials in Afghan government refused to comment about the recent statement of the Taliban about the talks in Qatar, but officials of the Afghan peace council welcomed the decision of the Taliban rebels and called it a “good faith of this group for ending of the war.”
Last month the Afghan government called back its ambassador from Qatar in protest the decision of the Qatari government to open the political office of the Taliban group in this country, but a week ago the President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai said that his government would accept the decision of the Qatari government to open a political office for the Taliban in this country.
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