(MENAFN - Afghanistan Times) AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: With reaching its six conservative days of talks between US officials and the Taliban Qatar-based members, source familiar with Doha talks said that they busy negotiating withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan and assertion of ceasefire.
It has been said that neogiation would entered its 6-day
today (Saturday) to continue talks on the a timetable for the pullout of US
forces from Afghanistan
The two sides are also said to have inched closer towards
more discussions on a ceasefire, The News International quoted diplomatic
sources as saying in a report from Doha.
On the fifth day of negotiations with US special envoy
Zalmay Khalilzad, the Taliban reportedly sought a timeframe for the withdrawal
of American forces.
For its part, the US delegation renewed its call for an
immediate truce. 'The representatives of Taliban have shown flexibility on the
peace process,' the newspaper reported.
'The issues are Taliban political legitimacy, ceasefire and
permanent peace. One issue which is very important is talks with Afghanistan
government, because Taliban has not talked with Afghan government delegation,'
TOLONews quoted Bilal Ahmad Niazi, a political affairs analyst as saying.
Meanwhile, President Ashraf Ghani's Special Envoy Umer
Daudzai led a delegation to China on Friday to build regional consensus on the
Afghan peace process.
In his visit to Beijing, Daudzai met with Deng Xijun,
China's Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, where they discussed
regional consensus on the Afghan peace process and the role of China in the
'Talks will be held on Afghan peace process and facilitating
peace and security in Afghanistan. Also talks will focus on economy in the
region and the (transit) routes which go through Afghanistan,' Sayed Ehsan
Taheri, spokesman of the High Peace Council said.