Withdrawal in exchange for non-aggression .. Imminent agreement between the Taliban and Washington[/rtl]
[rtl]Date: Editing:: 1/9/2019 8:23 • 18 times read[/rtl]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said at the end of the latest round of Doha talks on Sunday that Washington and the Afghan Taliban were "nearing an agreement" to end 18 years of conflict in Afghanistan.
The imminent agreement between the Taliban and Washington: withdrawal in exchange for non - aggression "Taliban": The United States agreed to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan and the signing of an agreement with Washington is imminent
and wrote Khalilzad on "Twitter": "We are about to conclude an agreement that would reduce violence and pave the way for Afghans In order to sit together to negotiate a lasting peace. "
Khalilzad said in his tweet on Sunday that this agreement will help promote "a united and sovereign Afghanistan that does not threaten the United States or its allies or any other country."
Khalilzad was speaking at the conclusion of the eighth and final day of the ninth round of negotiations in Qatar between representatives of the United States and the Taliban.
He said he was expected to go to Kabul later Sunday for "consultations".
For his part, a spokesman for the Taliban in Doha Suhail Shaheen on Saturday, that the agreement is coming soon, but did not specify the obstacles that remain to conclude.
The Taliban said earlier that any agreement reached would be presented to the media and representatives of Afghanistan's neighboring countries as well as China, Russia and the United Nations.
The agreement is supposed to provide for the withdrawal of the 13 thousand US troops from Afghanistan with a timetable.
This is a fundamental demand of the Taliban, which in return will pledge not to use the territory it controls as a haven for terrorist organizations.
This would be a historic agreement 18 years after the US invasion of Afghanistan to topple and liquidate the Taliban regime in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
In the meantime , the Afghan president assured a rich Ashraf repulsed an attack by the Taliban Saturday from several directions on the Kunduz, the strategic city located in the north of Afghanistan, which have been repeatedly attacked since 2015 ,
wrote a friend a friend spokesman for President on "Twitter" that the Taliban attack shows "they do not believe The opportunity offered by the United States and the Government of Afghanistan. "