Pompeo, Taliban deputy leader discuss intra-Afghan talks

Kabul: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo & the Taliban’s deputy leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar addressed the much-awaited intra-Afghan talks & the ongoing status in Afghanistan, a spokesperson of the crowd stated.

The talks occurred on Mon. via video footage conference.

“Both sides talked regarding the inception of intra-Afghan negotiations & the status quo emphasizing that declare of the rest prisoners are vital for commencement of intra-Afghan negotiations”

Khaame Press quoted spokesperson Suhail Shaheen as informing.

“The Secretary of State also appreciated the announcement of ceasefire by this Islamic Emirate on the eve of the current Eid.”

This comes as both the Afghan govt & Taliban have declared hundreds of prisoners following the signing of the peace deal between Washington(WA) & Taliban previously this yr..

Meantime, a Sr. govt officer said on Mon. that Afghan govt is convening the consultative Loya Jirga, the grand assembly of Afghan elders & representatives, to locate a consensus on the call to declare the rest 400 Taliban prisoners who’re charged of crimes involving killing, drug trafficking & abduction, TOLO Information recorded.

The prisoners in query have been called on a 5,000-member list given to the govt by this Taliban.

The Afghan govt has till now declared 4,600 prisoners on this list however has refrained from releasing the rest 400.

At the least 3,200 citizens going to participate the Jirga, as per presidential spokesperson Sediq Sediqqi.

The prisoners, he stated, are charged of killing & also for abduction, along with different crimes.

The Afghan govt hasn’t made people any furthermore information regarding the Jirga & its committees (or) its duration.