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Opening ceremony for Afghan talks underway

Opening ceremony for Afghan talks underway

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Sep 12, 2020 - 11:15

DOHA (Pajhwok): The long-awaited intra-Afghan peace parleys began in Doha, the capital of Qatar, on Saturday in the presence of international representatives.

The historic event kicked off in the Gulf country at 9:00am (local time). The launching ceremony started with recitation from the Holy Quraninfo-icon.

Qatar’s deputy prime minister and foreign minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani delivered the opening remarks,

His speech will be followed by High National Reconciliation Council (HNRC) Chairman Dr. Abdullah.

Mullahinfo-icon Abdul Ghani Baradar, head of Talibaninfo-icon’s political office and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will also address the historic event.

Heads of the United Nations, NATOinfo-icon, European Union and Islamic Cooperation Organization will also deliver speeches through video links.

According to a source, Dr. Abdullah is expected to meet Taliban political office head Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, Qatari officials and envoys of different countries after the opening ceremony.

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