The U.S. and the Taliban appear to be inching closer to an agreement, that could end Afghanistan’s eighteen-year war.
American officials say negotiators have made significant progress.
President Donald Trump, his peace envoy to Afganistan Zalmay Khalilzad and top security advisers held discussions on Friday.
Trump tweeted that meeting was ‘very good’ and said many sides are looking to ‘make a deal – if possible’.
The Taliban and the U.S. have held several rounds of talks in Qatar.
But the group has refused to sit with the Afghan government that it considers a puppet of the U.S.
But would a deal with the Taliban end Afghanistan’s troubles?
Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom
Intizar Khadim, Director of Center for Development and Peace Studies
Michael Semple, Professor at the Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen’s University Belfast and a former EU official in Afghanistan.
Bharath Gopalaswamy, Bharath Gopalaswamy is Senior fellow at Observer Research Foundation and a former member of Zalmay Khalilzad’s advisory group.
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