The Afghan High Peace Council has expressed that a lack of authority of the Taliban Negotiating Delegation and participation of Mullah Baradar has slowed down the peace process.
“Participation of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar as head of Taliban Representatives in Qatar Office not only did not help peace talks, but the lack of authorities have increased than before”, Abdulrahman Salim, deputy of HPC said in a meeting in Kabul.
He added that, efforts to start direct talks between the government and Taliban is ongoing, and two rounds of talks in Qatar have signaled hopes for the start of the talks. In addition to commencement of Zalmay Khalilzad negotiations in Qatar, the Intra-Afghan talks will be hosted and held in Germany
Meanwhile, reports indicate that, the 7th round of talks of Taliban delegation with US representatives is scheduled to kick off in Doha, Qatar in 10 days.