The Taliban engaged in important talks with the Karzai government
October 6, 2010
(ChattaBox World News) Perhaps for the best chance of ending what could be a very long war, high level talks have reportedly begun again between the President Hamid Karzai’s government and Taliban representatives, regarding a negotiation that will end the war, said Afghan and Arab sources.
Hosted by Saudi Arabia, the new meeting have been resurrected following inconclusive talks that ceased about a year.
Even though the preliminary nature of the current discussions have been emphasized, sources stated that they are finally convinced that the Taliban representatives are completely authorized to speak in the name of Quetta Shura, the Pakistan based Afghan Taliban organization with Mohammad Omar as its leader.
A source which was close the Taliban stated that “They are very, very serious about finding a way out.”
Even though the representatives of Mohammad Omar have stated for a long time in public that until the foreign troops would withdraw there can be no negotiations possible, sources have reported that a comprehensive agreement has been considered by the Quetta Shura, the Afghan Taliban organization based in Pakistan. The proposed agreement would allow a few Taliban representatives to officially participate in the Afghan government, and will demand the withdrawal of NATO and United States troops on an agreed timeline.