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Govt’s Negotiating Team Leaves for UAE to Talk with Taliban

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(Last Updated On: October 24, 2022)

The Afghan government negotiating team has left Kabul for UAE to talk peace with the Taliban representatives, the Chief Executive Office said Monday.

The CEO spokesman Mujib Rahman Ariz said that the Afghan government’s delegation will talk with representatives from the United States, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and the Taliban in Abu Dhabi regarding the peace process.

The official said that the regional countries have also pledged of supporting the Afghan government’s peace talks with the Taliban.

The Taliban, however, said that their representatives will only talk with representatives of the U.S., UAE and Saudi Arabia. 

Reports suggest, the Taliban will have specific recommendations to the U.S. delegation led by special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in their meeting in Saudi Arabia including the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan, removal of the Taliban leaders’ name from the UN sanctions’ list, release of the armed group’s prisoners, and amendment in the Afghanistan’s constitution as preconditions for direct talks with the Afghan government.

Sardar Mohammad Nader Nayeem, a member of the High Peace Council said both sides – the government and the Taliban – have reached to the decision that none of them can win the ongoing war and that a political settlement is the only solution to end the 17 years of conflict.

This comes as the Taliban-U.S. representatives met today in UAE to discuss the Afghan peace process, following two rounds of talks in Qatar.

Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesman of the Taliban in a statement on Sunday said that representatives from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and the UAE will also attend the meeting.  

Separately, the office the National Security Council said that Abu Dhabi hosted the 4th round of quadrilateral meetings on Sunday between Afghanistan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. The sides discussed Afghanistan’s roadmap for peace presented at Geneva and direct engagement of the Afghan government with Taliban for intra-Afghan dialogue. 

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New Delhi hosts India-Central Asia meeting of NSAs

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(Last Updated On: December 6, 2022)

India’s National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval on Tuesday said that connectivity with Central Asian countries remains India’s key priority and that security and prosperity is a common goal for the region.

Speaking at the first India-Central Asia meeting of the National Security Advisers, in New Delhi, Doval said the security situation in Afghanistan was an important issue concerning “us all”.

This is the first time India is hosting a meeting of top security officials from Central Asian countries including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Participants are focussing on the evolving security situation in Afghanistan and ways to deal with the threat of terrorism they said is emanating from the country.

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Japan gives over $106 million in aid to Afghanistan

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(Last Updated On: December 6, 2022)

Japan announced Tuesday that it has decided to give an additional $106.7 million in assistance to Afghanistan to help combat the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the country.

In a statement issued by the Japanese Embassy in Kabul, the mission said: “Pleased to announce that Japan has decided additional 106.7 million USD assistance for Afghanistan, enabling implementation of humanitarian and basic human needs assistance projects. We truly hope these projects will help bring many smiles of Afghan people!”

The mission said these projects will be implemented by UN agencies, international organizations and NGOs, all aiming for the betterment of livelihoods through multiple approaches.

With the upcoming $106.7 million, the cumulative Japanese assistance to Afghanistan since August 2021 will amount to $335 million, the statement read.

This comes just days after US Special Envoy for Afghanistan Thomas West has held talks with Japanese officials in Tokyo on humanitarian needs and human rights issues in Afghanistan.

“Japan has been a friend of the Afghan people and our partner there for over 20 yrs, and we deeply appreciate Japan’s active diplomacy and continued generosity today,” West said on Saturday.

“We are always stronger, on every challenge, when we act together with allies. True in Afghanistan – we’ll continue to need Japan’s expertise and diverse contributions,” West said.

The envoy also said that he got “sage advice” from Tadamichi Yamamoto, a Japanese who served as UN envoy for Afghanistan during 2016-2020.

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UN Security Council temporarily lifts travel ban on senior IEA official

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(Last Updated On: December 5, 2022)

The UN Security Council has lifted the travel ban on the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (IEA) acting Minister of Information and Culture, Mullah Khairullah Khairkhah, for a period of 10 days, so he can attend an event in Russia, officials in Afghanistan stated.

The UN Security Council failed to extend a travel ban exemption on Khairkhah along with other IEA officials two months ago.

This latest temporary travel ban exemption is said to have come into effect on December 1 and will run through until December 10, allowing Khairkhah to travel to Kazan, the capital of the Russian Federation’s Republic of Tatarstan.

Khairkhah was formerly imprisoned in Guantanamo and was released in 2014 in exchange for an American soldier.

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